(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
(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.
(March 21) – A bill by Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, to affirm local control of where the oil and gas industry can operate passed the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on a 5-4 vote this afternoon. HB16-1355 would amend the county and municipal land use statutes to clarify
(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