Environmental -- 2019

Martinez v. Colo. Oil & Gas Conservation Comm'n   (Colorado Supreme Court)

Colorado oil and gas permits

In April of 2018, the NAM filed an amicus brief that asked the Colorado Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling that required the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to consider a rulemaking request that would have effectively banned oil and natural gas development in Colorado. A group of Colorado residents filed the rulemaking proposal for the purpose of restricting fossil fuel development, and hydraulic fracturing in particular. On January 14, 2019, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the COGCC properly rejected the rulemaking proposal. This ruling benefits energy producers and manufacturers in Colorado and beyond by ensuring the continued supply of abundant and cost-effective energy.

Related Documents:
NAM amicus brief  (April 2, 2018)
NAM amicus brief  (May 18, 2017)


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