GOP Filibuster Kills Oil & Gas Safety Bill

May 9, 2017

(Tuesday, May 9) – A House Republican filibuster ran out the clock on Monday on a bill to give the public access to maps of oil and gas companies’ flowlines — the pipelines, usually underground, that carry natural gas from wellheads to collection points. HB17-1372, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton,

Clarity on Underground Gas Lines

May 5, 2017

(May 5) –Reps. Mike Foote and Steve Lebsock are sponsoring legislation this session to give the public access to maps of oil and gas companies’ flowlines — the pipelines, usually underground, that carry natural gas from wellheads to collection points. “There is a growing consensus that more information sharing between oil and gas operators and

Esgar Bill Fostering Smooth Energy Transition Advances

April 27, 2017

(April 26) – A bill by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to protect jobs for working people in Pueblo and around the state while reducing utility costs for Colorado ratepayers passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee this afternoon. HB17-1339, sponsored by Reps. Esgar and Chris Hansen, D-Denver, puts the bond market to work to help

Forced Pooling Guardrails Pass the House

April 26, 2017

(April 26) – A bill to reform an antiquated law that compels mineral right owners to allow exploitation of their oil and gas passed the House today on a vote of 36-29. Under Colorado’s current “forced pooling” statute, if a company drilling for oil and gas secures a lease agreement with one owner of a