Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2020, 12:29 AM

Colorado in Landmark Rule Moves to End Routine Flaring, Venting

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

Colorado would become the first state in the contiguous U.S. to put an end to the practice of routine flaring and venting of natural gas at drilling sites, under a rule change given preliminary approval Thursday.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s 5-0 vote in favor of the proposed changes under Rule 903, which bans routine flaring and venting at oil and gas sites, would help to mitigate climate change, ensure groundwater is safe to drink, and protect soil resources that support healthy crops and vegetation, Julie Murphy, director of the commission, said in a statement.

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