CPA wishes to thank all of its members for their support of CPA’s legislative advocacy efforts. Under the leadership of Angie Binder of EnCana, the Governmental Affairs Committee met weekly during most of the legislative session to discuss and prioritize CPA’s lobbying efforts. CPA also wishes to thank its members for their frequent traveling to Denver and/or participating on conference calls to help guide CPA’s development of legislative positions. Members also assisted the Association by providing technical and legal assistance by delivering expert testimony and researching important information needed to help CPA develop strong, credible arguments that support CPA’s position.
We also wish to thank all of the contract lobbyist who worked with CPA to accomplish the goals of their clients. We also worked very hard to coordinate our efforts with Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry and Colorado Competiveness Council.
Oil and gas issues played a prominent role in the 2013 Legislative session. House Majority Leader, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst worked with her caucus to formulate an aggressive package of oil and gas legislation which CPA responded to as described in our summary. Though many of the bills, particularly HB13-1269 dramatically threatened the ability of mineral owners to develop their minerals interests, many of the bills presented a challenge to Governor John Hickenlooper’s Administration and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. House Democrats, along with Senator Matt Jones, not only criticized the Administration’s overall regulatory approach, but in the worst extremes, the Commissions’ impartiality and professionalism.
With thirty new legislators beginning their service in 2013, there were few veteran legislators such as Senator Gail Swartz, Senator Ellen Roberts and Former Speaker Frank McNulty who posses the historical background from 2007 when Governor Bill Ritter led the efforts to re-constitute the Commission and initiate the comprehensive re-write of the COGCC’s rules. They frequently reminded their new colleagues of all the legislative history going back to the enactment in 2007 of changes to the Commission.
Finally, CPA worked closely with a number of legislators who provided key votes at different times during the process whose votes were critical in stopping very harmful anti-oil and gas legislation in Colorado.
In the House, Representative Diane Mitsch Bush showed her House colleagues what can happen when a legislator works with stakeholders to reach compromise on oil and gas issues in her efforts to revise Colorado’s exploration and production spill reporting requirements.
CPA Initiated Legislations
SB13- 021 and SB13- 191 – CPA Supported – Failed
CPA worked to pass legislation to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s Larson v. Sinclair in order to clarify that liquid hazardous pipelines have the power of eminent domain. Our efforts to pass this legislation took the form of two separate bills (Senate Bills 021 and 191), which took strange twists and turns.
The Senate sponsor of both bills, Senator Hodge, had to introduce a second bill (Senate Bill 191) to remove references to the Colorado Supreme Court’s Larson v. Sinclair case.
Once Senate Bill 191 was introduced, Senator Hodge had to contend with ditch company owners who wanted the bill to recognize common law concerning trespass issues, as well as general opposition to the bill from landowners who litigated the Larson v. Sinclair case.
Meanwhile, Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) questioned why Colorado does not have a separate regulatory authority regulating the siting of petroleum pipelines using Minnesota as an example. Senator Schwartz, at one point late in the session, drafted a bill that was not introduced, creating new powers and duties for the Public Utilities Commission to take on that responsibility.
Senate 191 did pass the Senate.
In the House, Representatives Angela Williams (D-Denver) and Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) made a difficult decision to ask the House Transportation and Energy Committee to “postpone indefinitely” Senate Bill 191. The need to “kill the bill” became clear when amendments offered by Representative Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) further complicated the ability of pipeline entities to utilize eminent domain. Also, the defeat of an amendment removing a Senate amendment allowing Courts to consider health and safety considerations when deciding compensation as a part of eminent domain actions failed.
Opponents of the bill, including Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer (testifying on behalf Colorado Counties, Weld County and herself), focused their criticism of Senate Bill 191 on the question of whether the shipment by pipeline of refined petroleum products served a “public purpose”.
CPA wishes to thank bill sponsors Senator Mary Hodge (D-Brighton), Representative Angela Williams and Representative Jerry Sonnenberg. Former Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll testified on behalf of CPA in support of Senate Bill 191. Speaker Carroll expertly described to the Committee rules of statutory construction in an effort to provide perspective to the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Larson case.
Finally, our contract lobbyists, Jerry Braden and Kara Miller, did an outstanding job lobbying both Senate Bill 021 and 191 with the support and guidance from our CPA working group headed by J.R. McPherson and Jep Seman.
SB13-275 Interim Pipeline Safety Review Committee – CPA Supported – FAILED
Debate over Senate Bills 21 and 191 (pipeline eminent domain) resulted in legislators raising multiple questions regarding the siting and safety of pipelines in Colorado. Senator Mary Hodge attempted to create an interim committee that would study a number these issues. When the bill was presented on the Senate floor, few Senators expressed little interest in moving forward with this interim committee.
Upstream Oil and Gas Issues
HB13-1267 Increase Maximum Penalty Oil and Gas Violations – CPA Neutral – FAILED
Final action on House Bill 1267 was the subject of high drama on the last day of the session as House Sponsor Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) faced off against Governor Hickenlooper who expressed his preference for the Senate version of the bill establishing a maximum $15,000 (rather than a minimum) penalty for significant adverse violations. The Senate earlier in the day rejected a Conference Committee report, which contained a lower maximum penalty. Despite pleas (and a tweet) from the Governor’s office, Representative Foote did not allow House to consider rescinding from the House’s original position and adopt the Senate version of the bill.
CPA took a neutral position on the bill, though would have preferred the Senate version of the bill containing the maximum penalty. This bill will be sure to be introduced again next year.
An Executive Order was issued on May 8 by the Governor directing the Commission to assess its penalty policy.
HB13-1268 Mineral Estate Disclosure Real Property Sale– CPA Supported – FAILED
The Colorado Association of Homebuilders (CAHB) encouraged introduction of House Bill 1268 by Representative Dominic Moreno (D-Commerce City) requiring the Colorado Real Estate Commission to promulgate a rule that sellers of real property disclose to purchasers that the subsurface minerals may be owned by another party, and that the minerals may be subject to oil and gas extraction.
CPA supported the bill, which has been the subject of discussion for many years. The momentum behind the introduction of the bill this year is the commitment made by CAHB to seek introduction of a bill requiring these disclosures during the recent COGCC Setback rulemaking.
Opposition to the bill came late in the process as the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association objected to language in the bill holding sellers harmless for relief against the seller or any person licensed for any damages of the purchaser resulting from damages from oil, gas or mineral extraction. Proponents of the bill and sponsors asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.
HB13-1269 Reduce Conflict of Interest Oil and Gas Commission – CPA Opposed– FAILED
House Bill 1269 prohibited the Governor from appointing future COGCC (Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) Commissioners who are employed by oil and gas operators or service companies. The bill minimized the Commission’s role in the prevention of waste against the Commission’s duty to protect public health and the environment and wildlife resource. Finally, the bill redefined “waste” to exclude reduced production that resulted from compliance with government regulation.
Representative Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) was forced by House colleagues to heavily amend House Bill 1269 to allow the Governor to appoint three industry members to the COGCC, despite the sponsor’s overarching goal of removing the industry members from the Commission. The House version of the bill required Commissioners who work for oil and gas operators or service companies to file financial disclosures on the Commission’s website. The House also put into statute Commission rule 516, which pertains to the manner Commissioners handle potential conflicts of interest. Representative Dominic Moreno (D-Commerce City) successfully amended the bill to address concerns raised by legislators concerning the “waste” provision of the bill, but the provision still makes the Commission’s role in protecting mineral owners secondary to “protection” of the environment and wildlife” resources.
In the Senate, Senator Matt Jones succeeded in convincing the Senate State Affairs Committee to return the bill to its introduced form.
A wide range of business groups as well as the National Association of Royalty Owners opposed the bill.
CPA would like to thank Scott Campbell of Poulson, Odell and Peterson, LLC for providing excellent testimony and perspective to both the House and Senate Committees.
House bill 1269 was defeated on the Senate floor.
HB13-1273 New Funding Local Gas Dev Impacts – CPA Opposed – FAILED
Current law authorizes local governments to designate a person to participate in certain proceedings before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, including the issuance of permits to drill a well. Section 2 of the bill requires oil and gas operators to pay to the commission a local government designee fee, established by the commission by rule, when applying for a permit to drill. The commission will allocate the fee equally to each local government that has registered a local government designee with the commission within whose boundaries an oil and gas facility authorized by the permit is located. The commission must set the fee, after consulting with local governments, at a level to provide reimbursement to a local government for its costs associated with maintaining a local government designee. The prohibition on local governments charging a tax or fee to conduct inspections or monitoring of oil and gas operations with regard to matters that are subject to rule, order, or permit condition administered by the commission is repealed.
Section 3 authorizes local governments to collect an environmental or public health and welfare oversight charge on new oil and gas development, collectible upon issuance of a development permit by the local government.
House Bill 1273 twisted and turned before dying in the Senate Local Government Committee. Sponsored by Representative Randy Fischer (D-Fort Collins), the bill was written with the intent of providing support to local governments management of oil and gas development in wide ranging ways. Organized support for the bill came only from Boulder County, and a loose net of angry local residents. As the bill progressed to its death in the Senate, both bill sponsors modified the bill to fit different purposes.
In the House, Representative Randy Fischer amended the bill striking the local impact fee but kept the local government designee fee to be collected by the Commission as well as repealing the statutory prohibition of preventing local governments from collecting inspection fees.
Though the bill was introduced to provide additional funds for local government to play a larger role in the permitting and regulation of oil and gas operations, Boulder County was the only local government to support the bill. Greeley Mayor Tom Norton and Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert testified in opposition to the bill.
The Senate Local Government Committee defeated House Bill 1273 late in the session, as Senate sponsor, Senator John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins) attempted to further refine the bill to collect fees statewide from operators to fund “planning and development” activities by local governments. Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) provided the needed vote to finally defeat HB 1273 along with Senator David Balmer and Senator Vickie Marble.
Today, May 9, the Colorado Court of Appeals struck down the town of Milliken’s attempt to collect oil and gas fees. The article from The Denver Business Journal gives more detail. Local Security Fees for Oil and Gas article
HB13-1275 Front Range Oil and Gas Human Health Study – CPA Opposed – FAILED
House Bill 1275 by Representative Joan Ginall (D-Fort Collins) directed the State Board of Health housed in the Department of Public Health and Environment to issue a request for proposals to conduct a review of existing epidemiological data regarding the effects of oil and gas operations on human health in the counties of Larimer, Weld, Boulder, and Arapahoe and one or more control areas. The selected contractor must provide its analysis of the data in a report to the general assembly by March 15, 2014. The contractor must file interim reports with an oversight committee appointed by legislative leadership and the governor. The report must include the committee’s recommendation regarding whether a follow-up study to collect and analyze new epidemiological data is warranted. The COGCC mill levy on oil and gas production will be used to pay for the review.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Dr. Chris Urbina convinced the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee to defeat House Bill 1275. The bill created a political oversight Committee to oversee the review health studies and consider whether future studies were necessary. Dr. Urbina told Committee members the Department had reached inconclusive results from past studies, and was initiating new studies that will not be concluded for several years. Representative Ginal’s bill required the Department and Oversight Committee to reach conclusions within a year.
House Bill 1275 posed a number of questions for both operators and Colorado regulators. For example, should the study contemplated and its conclusions displace the current studies ongoing already by several institutions, and how does the requirement that the Commission and CDPHE issue “cease and desist” orders work with other statutory and regulatory provisions that govern air and water quality requirements?
The Colorado Medical Society testified that while it agreed with the goals contained in House Bill 1275, it could not support the bill.
Representative Ginal attempted to amend her bill at the last minute with a 4-page amendment, which she only chose to present at the conclusion of hearing. Though the Committee debated some of the amendment’s concepts, the bill was defeated on a 6-5 vote with Representative Dave Young (D-Greeley) voting with Committee Republicans to defeat the bill.
HB13-1278 Oil Spills Gas Releases Reporting – CPA Neutral – PASSED
CPA worked with by Representative Diane Mitsch Busch (D-Steamboat) in her effort to pass House Bill 1278 lowering the threshold for an operator to report spills of exploration and production waste. The sponsor discussed with industry representative’s amendments that would narrow the number of entities that a spill report would have to be sent to including adjacent landowners.
Unlike many House members, Representative Mitsch Bush aggressively sought input on her bill and carefully considered suggestions from all. On the House floor, Representative Mitsch Bush specifically thanked CPA and CPA member WPX Energy for working with her, and was complimented for her work by Transportation and Energy Chairman Max Tyler (D-Lakewood).
HB13- 1316 – Groundwater Sampling Rulemaking – CPA Opposed – FAILED
Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) and Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Gunbarrel) attempted to force the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to redo its recently adopted Groundwater sampling rule (Rule 609). Rule 609 was to be applied to the Greater Wattenberg Area. The sponsors also directed the Commission apply its statewide and mandate of four samples from groundwater wells. It was not clear whether the environmental groups or the sponsors intended to apply the statewide groundwater sample rule to the San Juan basin or coalbed methane operations. Introduction of the bill was not unexpected, environmental parties to the rulemaking such as Environmental Defense Fund promised to bring the issue to the General Assembly.
CPA opposed the bill primarily because as a party to the rulemaking we objected to parties such as EDF venue-shopping so that they could get a different result from the Legislature.
SB13-202 Additional Inspections at Oil and Gas Facilities – CPA Neutral – PASSED
Senate Bill 202 in its original form mandated the Commission employ enough inspectors so that it could inspect every oil and gas well in Colorado at least once a year which would have required 70 new inspectors.
CPA opposed Senate Bill 202 at its inception, but our position changed when the bill was heavily amended to simply require the COGCC to provide a report to the General Assembly showing how newly appropriated inspectors were being utilized, and allow for the creation of a pilot project that would study the effectiveness of a “risked based inspection policy”.
HB13-1142 Urban and Rural Enterprise Zone Act – CPA Neutral – PASSED
- Commencing January 1, 2014, requires the director of the Colorado office of economic development and the Colorado economic development commission (commission) to review the enterprise zone designations at least once every 10 years to ensure that the existing zones continue to meet the statutory criteria to qualify as an enterprise zone.
- For credits certified on or after January 1, 2014, limits the amount of an income tax credit that may be claimed in an income tax year for qualified investments in an enterprise zone to the sum of the taxpayer’s actual tax liability for the income tax year up to $5,000, plus 50% of any portion of the tax liability for the income tax year that exceeds $5,000 up to a maximum of $750,000.
- Allows a taxpayer to appeal to the commission for a credit in excess of the $750,000 limit.
- Any excess credit can carryover for a period of fourteen years.
CPA worked closely with the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry and the Colorado Competitive Council to address legislator’s continuing interest in modifying Colorado’s Enterprise Zone credits, mostly with the goal of limiting the size of credits energy companies can claim.
House Bill 1142 was supposed to reflect the recommendations of the Enterprise Zone Task Force created by legislation passed last year studying the effectiveness of the Enterprise Zone program. Majority Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Gunbarrel) the sponsor of HB 1142 forced the business community to accept an amendment lowering the investment credit tax credit to $750,000 from a one million dollar cap with a carry forward period to 14 years. Considerable frustration has been expressed by many members of the business community that the bill sponsor, chose not to defended the compromise reached late last year on this subject.
HB13- 1110 – Special Fuel Tax & Electric Vehicle Fee – CPA Supported – PASSED
CPA worked with the sponsor, Representative Randy Fischer (D-Ft. Collins) and the Governor’s Energy Office in stakeholder group comprised of CPA’s members and customers to revise alternative fuels excise taxes for CNG vehicles and electric vehicles. During the stakeholder process, CPA discouraged the lowering of excise taxes for E-85 fuel that would have occurred with the adoption of “energy content standard” for alternative motor fuels.
CPA testified in support of House Bill 1110, repealing the CNG sticker program and replacing it with the phased in collection of excise taxes at the pump. The bill also creates a sticker for the collection of a yearly fee for electric vehicles. The bill received strong support from all the stakeholders who participated in a stakeholder process convened by the Colorado Energy Office and Representative Randy Fischer (D-Fort Collins). CPA was pleased to support the bill at the request of both its members who are working to develop CNG fueling locations, as well as our members’ customers who distribute petroleum products.
HB13- 1122 – Inventive Well Sev Tax – CPA Did Not Take A Position – FAILED
CPA has not taken a position on House Bill 1122 by Representative Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) which for 2 years beginning on July 1, 2013 exempts oil and gas from a well that begins production during the 2-year exemption period (incentive well) from the severance tax. At the end of the exemption period, the oil and gas produced from an incentive well is subject to the severance tax, but the tax associated with the incentive well is not distributed in the same manner as the revenue from other wells. Instead, this revenue is deposited in the college opportunity fund. The bill was defeated in the House State Affairs Committee.
Though CPA appreciates Representative Scott’s enthusiasm to spark new oil and gas development, the bill is failed to move past its first Committee hearing.
HB13-1252 Petroleum Storage Tank Redevelopment Fund – CPA Support – PASSED
The bill creates the petroleum cleanup and redevelopment fund, consisting of civil penalties collected for violations of the petroleum storage tank laws. The department of labor and employment may use moneys in the redevelopment fund for administration, investigation, abatement action, and preparing and implementing corrective action plans for petroleum releases not covered by the petroleum storage tank fund if, in the opinion of the director of the division of oil and public safety, such actions would enhance environmental protection and beneficial use of the property affected by the releases.
On July 1, 2013, the treasurer will transfer $5,000,000 from the redevelopment fund to the state highway fund to be used for a fire suppression system at the Eisenhower-Johnson tunnels.
CPA was pleased to see House Bill 1252 pass as settlements of recent litigation between the State of Colorado and several CPA members has resulted in millions of dollars of available funds that can be used for pre-1988 cleanups. Brownfield redevelopment projects and partial funding of fire suppression projects at Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels are other projects that can be funded with settlement funds. CPA and some of its members have worked for nearly 15 years to fund the cleanup of pre-1988 petroleum releases. CPA members who with an existing or historical retail presence may want to contact CPA for more details about the potential for pre-1988 cleanups. CPA was very pleased to work with the Colorado-Wyoming Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association in passage of this important bill.
SB13-229 Criminal Omnibus- CPA Opposed-PASSED (Amended)
CPA worked with CACI to remove provisions from the Criminal Omnibus bill allowing the Attorney General to independently prosecute air quality and hazardous waste criminal actions without a referral from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
SB13- 230 – Budget Bill – CPA Neutral – PASSED
The General Assembly appropriated an additional 19.5 FTE to the COGCC through the Long Appropriations bill.
SB13-252 Renewable Energy Standard Retail Wholesale Methane – CPA Oppose-PASSED
CPA took a position to oppose Senate Bill 252 raising the renewable portfolio standard for rural electric cooperatives from 10% to 20% by 2020. CPA’s members are concerned about the bill’s impact on electric rates, an increase of 1-2 billion dollars.
SB13-267 Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions – CPA Oppose – FAILED
Senator Jesse Ulibarri (D – Denver) sponsored Senate Bill 267 at the request of several real estate developers wishing to add a new judicial review process to Colorado’s Local Government Regulation of Land Use statute. Developers claim that Colorado Rule of Procedure Rule 106 has been abused by opponents of land development and has resulted in the slowing of local government approve of land use decision
CPA opposed Senate Bill 267 citing concerns that the bill would facilitate additional challenges to local governments approval of land use decisions covering oil and gas operations. The Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties also viewed the bill unfavorably. Proponents of Senate Bill 267 asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.
HB13-1128 Exclude Clean Counties from Enhanced Emission Area – CPA Oppose – FAILED
CPA opposed House Bill 1128 sponsored by Representative Lori Saine (R-Dacono) which allows Counties to opt out of the Air Quality Control Commission’s Enhanced Vehicle Emissions Testing Program if the County believes that it meets federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards. As in past years, the bill is being brought forward by Weld County, which mistakenly believes it meets federal air quality standards.
CPA supports enhanced automobile emissions testing in non-attainment areas such as Weld County along side emission reduction strategies that address emissions of ozone precursors from oil and gas related emission sources. The bill died in the Transportation and Energy Committee.
SB13- 284 – Expedited CDPHE Air and Water Permitting for Oil and Gas Sources- CPA Neutral – FAILED
Senator Morgan Carroll attempted late in the session to pass legislation initiating expedited permitting for oil and gas sources who agree to install “enhanced” environmental controls on undefined oil and gas equipment. CPA expressed its neutrality towards the bill and sought further clarity how the bill would work from both Senator Carroll and House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, the House Sponsor.
Despite passing the Senate in the last full week of the session, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee and the bill sponsor quickly realized during the hearing the bill needed additional work when environmental representatives expressed nearly the same questions to the Committee.
At the sponsor’s request, the Committee postponed the bill indefinitely.
HB13- 1322 – Treat Recovered Natural Gas as Lease Gas- CPA Opposed – FAILED
Representative Dave Young (D-Greeley) was asked by the Department of Natural Resources to sponsor a bill “setting the stage” for the further development of technology that captures waste gas from oil and gas operations. House Bill 1322 defines “lease gas” and “recovered gas”. The bill also directed the COGCC to sort out accounting issues between operators and royalty owners when vapor recovery technology is employed.
CPA opposed House Bill 1322 questioning the need for the bill. Recognizing the bill needed additional work, the bill sponsor and the Department of Natural Resources pulled the bill from consideration. The sponsor and Department plan to initiate a stakeholder process this summer to study the issue.
CPA Bill Positions
HB13-1110 Special Fuel Tax & Electric Vehicle Fee – Support
HB13-1142 Urban and Rural Enterprise Zone Act – Neutral (House – Hullinghorst and Senate – Heath)
HB13-1128 Exclude Clean Counties from Enhanced Emission Area – Oppose (House-Saine and Senate Lundberg)
HB13-1252 Petroleum Storage Tank Redevelopment Fund – Support (House- Hamner and Scott and Senate-Jahn and King)
HB13-1267 Increase Maximum Penalty Oil and Gas Violations – Neutral (House – Foote and Senate – Jones)
HB13-1268 Mineral Estate Disclosure Real Property Sale–Support (House – Moreno and Senate – Hodge)
HB13-1269 Reduce Conflict of Interest Oil and Gas Commission – Oppose (House – Foote and Senate – Jones)
HB13-1273 New Funding Local Gas Dev Impacts – Oppose (House – Fischer and Senate – Kefalas)
HB13-1275 Front Range Oil and Gas Human Health Study – Oppose (House – Ginal and Senate – Aguilar)
HB13-1278 Oil Spills Gas Releases Reporting – Neutral (House – Mitsch Bush and Senate – Todd and Jahn)
HB13-1316 Oil Gas Commn. Uniform Groundwater Sample Rule – Oppose (House-Hullinghorst/Salazar and Senate – Ulibarri)
HB13-1322 Treat Recovered Natural Gas as Lease Gas – Opposed (House – Young)
SB13-021 Pipeline Rights-of-way – Support (Senate-Hodge)
SB13-158 Sunset Cost-benefit Analysis of State Rules –Neutral (Senate-Balmer and House- Ryden)
SB13-191 Pipeline Rights-of-way – Support (Senate-Hodge and House – Willams/Sonnenberg)
SB13-202 Additional Inspections at Oil and Gas Facilities – Neutral (Senate-Jones and House- Singer)
SB13-229 Criminal Omnibus – Oppose (Senate-Guzman and House-Kagan)
SB13-230 Long Appropriations Bill – Neutral
SB13-252 Renewable Energy Standard Retail Wholesale Methane – Oppose (Senate-Morse/Schwartz and House-Ferrandino/Duran)
SB13-267 Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions – Oppose (Senate-Ulibarri and House-Kagan)
SB13-275 Interim Pipeline Safety Review Committee – Support (Senate-Hodge)
SB13-284 Expedited CDPHE Air and Water Permitting for Oil and Gas Sources-Neutral (Senate – Carroll and House- Hullinghorst)