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Editorial: COGA should take long view

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The Colorado Oil & Gas Association may be right on the legalities as it tries to force Broomfield to surrender or spend taxpayer money to defend a five-year fracking moratorium approved by voters in 2013, but it’s wrong on the public relations. For one thing, COGA doesn’t need another fracking case winding its way slowly through the state legal system. ...

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Energy Pipeline: COGA Industry Ambassadors program builds relationships, knowledge

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At first it seemed a bit odd that a banker should attend an in-depth series about the oil and gas industry. But after Ronnie Causey explained his clients consist exclusively of oil and gas companies, it all made sense. Causey, vice president of Amegy Bank’s Rocky Mountain Energy Group, participated in a program called Industry Ambassadors sponsored by the Colorado ...

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Former journalist appointed COGA CEO

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Association recently appointed a new CEO, the Denver Business Journal reports. Dan Haley, former Denver Post editorial page editor, will fill the position starting June 1. “I am really excited by this new position and working for an industry that’s really dynamic and is such an important part of our state and our future,” Haley ...

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Judge denies Broomfield motion to dismiss COGA fracking complaint

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A judge has denied Broomfield’s motion to dismiss a Colorado Oil & Gas Association lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the local fracking moratorium. COGA on Nov. 24 filed a complaint for declaratory judgment to invalidate the temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing. Measure 300, which passed by 20 votes in November 2013, imposed a five-year halt to fracking in Broomfield. Broomfield ...

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Colorado increases fines for oil, gas drilling violations

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DENVER — Colorado regulators have put in place new rules increasing the fines that oil and gas companies could face for violating state rules. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday raised the maximum fine to $15,000 for each violation, up from $1,000 previously. The commission also eliminated an overall cap of $10,000 in fines for each violation. ...

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Aurora residents frustrated, but not for reasons you may think

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It’s official. Changes in Aurora are coming. After a city council meeting on Monday, members voted unanimously to allow oil and gas companies to build 31.5-foot vapor towers and to defer to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for regulations concerning setbacks, noise and spill containment. Under the revised regulations, oil and gas companies will no longer be required to ...

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Spill report for Dec. 1

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Nov. 25

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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