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Colorado Air Commission Approves Tighter Oil and Gas Rules

Dec. 19, 2019, 11:07 PM

Colorado air regulators approved new rules Dec. 19 designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution problems from oil and gas activities.

The rules ramp up gas leak detection and repair inspection requirements at well production facilities, inspection requirements for transmission pipelines and compressor stations, and pneumatic device requirements. They were proposed under a comprehensive overhaul of Colorado’s oil and gas law approved during the 2019 session of the state General Assembly.

The revised statute prioritizes public health, safety, and the environment over fostering oil and gas development in the state when it comes to industry regulation.

It also ...