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.
Screencap from PBS NewsHour's report on coal vs. natural gas in Colorado. Pictured is PBS' Ray Saurez with David Eaves, CEO of Public Service.
PBS NewsHour continues their energy series with a visit to Colorado. Coal has been a traditional source of electrical energy in the state, but now a new energy source - natural gas - is making inroads.
Oil and gas regulators in Colorado are considering whether to increase the setbacks buffering drilling rigs from schools and homes. A loose group of stakeholders has been meeting over the past few months to hammer out the issue. A recommendation is scheduled this fall.