This article contemplates how SB 181’s tweaks to the forced pooling process and requirement for new COGCC public health and safety rules may practically serve to impede new oil and gas development in the State of Colorado.
Updated: Sept. 9, 2019. Part I: Realignment of the COGCC and Delegation of Control to Local Governments Puts an Emphasis on Protecting Health, Safety, and Welfare, including the Environment and Wildlife Resources. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 181 ‘Concerning Additional Public Welfare Protections Regarding the Conduct of … Continue Reading
Article Updated: 7/11/2018 The oil and gas company told me to sign the lease or they would ‘force pool’ me. Can they do that? Yes, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. The term ‘forced pooling’ is slang for Colorado statute CRS § 34-60-116(6) that allows the oil and gas company to apply for … Continue Reading