Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)


Wed December 19, 2012

Fort Collins Enacts 7-Month Moratorium On Fracking

Kirk Siegler KUNC

Fort Collins city council members have voted unanimously to halt new oil and gas development—including hydraulic fracturing—for seven months. The move comes as city officials are looking to write long-term rules around the practice, and state rules also appear to be in flux.

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Mon August 13, 2012

Fracking Is Going to Happen Says New Head of COGCC

Matt Lepore is the new director for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Beatty & Wzniak, P.C.
  • KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talked to COGCC Director Matt Lepore about his new job and how he views the future of the drilling industry in Colorado.

The agency that regulates oil and gas development in the state has hired a new director. Matt Lepore is the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s former attorney and takes the helm today, during what many see as a tumultuous time for the industry.

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Fri August 10, 2012


Thu August 2, 2012


Tue July 31, 2012

State Suing Longmont Over Oil and Gas Regulations

An oil and gas rig operating on the eastern outskirts of Longmont, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

The state is asking a judge to invalidate parts of a newly passed ordinance in Longmont that seeks to ban oil and gas drilling from residential neighborhoods in the city.

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