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Conservationists Blast Weak Drilling Rules

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Conservationists Blast Weak Drilling Rules

DENVER - Conservation Colorado released the following statement on Governor Hickenlooper Administration’s release of proposed regulations to create buffers between homes and schools and test groundwater near oil and gas drilling and fracking in Colorado.



“Governor Hickenlooper’s disappointing proposed oil and gas regulations, released late on New Years Eve, will not bring many Coloradans comfort or joy as they ring in the New Year. After months of hearing from stakeholders and thousands of citizens across the state who want greater setbacks, the Governor's proposal would still allow heavy industrial activity near our homes and families.  As local governments act to address drilling impacts near communities, these proposed weak regulations raise concerns of the ability and political will of the administration to properly regulate drilling and fracking in our State.

While opposing these weak standards, we will continue to push for meaningful protective buffer zones and strong groundwater testing near drilling and fracking which put the health and welfare of Coloradans and our communities first.


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