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.
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.