Oil & Gas Well Safety Upgrade Wins Initial OK

March 24, 2017

  (March 23) – Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to increase the margin of safety for students and teachers at schools in oil country won approval tonight from the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee HB17-1256 would specify that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s 1,000-foot rule on oil and gas drilling setbacks from schools

Preventing Another Gold King Mine Spill

April 11, 2016

(April 11) – A bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, to fund cleanups at legacy mining sites in Colorado passed the House on second reading this morning. “This bill allows for funding in any emergency situation at a legacy mine site,” said Rep. Hamner, who shares prime sponsorship of the bill with Rep.

House OKs Foote’s Crackdown on Hash Oil Operations

April 21, 2015

(April 21) – Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to halt home hash oil production won broadly bipartisan House support this morning. HB15-1305, sponsored by Reps. Foote, D-Lafayette, and Yeulin Willett, R-Grand Junction, would prohibit the use of explosive or highly flammable substances in the unlicensed manufacture of hash oil, a marijuana concentrate. The bill makes it