Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

2:18pm

Wed December 19, 2012
Environment

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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5:00am

Mon August 13, 2012
Environment

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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5:00am

Fri August 10, 2012

5:05am

Thu August 2, 2012

9:52am

Tue July 31, 2012
Environment

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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