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Oil and Gas Conflicts of Interest Bill Preliminarily Approved in Colorado House

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Oil and Gas Conflicts of Interest Bill Preliminarily Approved in Colorado House

Conservation Colorado, Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement after the Colorado House preliminary approved HB 1269 which addresses conflict of interest issues on the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission:

 

 “We applaud members of the Colorado House who took a significant step today in approving legislation that will hold the oil and gas industry accountable for its impacts on Colorado’s environment and our communities.  Although provisions in the bill were changed, we support efforts to increase disclosure and recusal requirements for the Commission. Enabling the public to have more information on conflicts of interest will increase transparency and accountability of the Commission and the oil and gas industry.

 

More importantly,the legislation enacts fundamental reforms of the Commission - increasing protections for public health, environment and wildlife.  We look forward to final passage of this important legislation and subsequent action in the Senate.”

 

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