March 2015

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On Monday, March 2, 2015, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) adopted new rules to limit the impact of spills in flood-prone areas of Colorado, like the ones that occurred in the Front Range and eastern plains in 2013. The new rules require that all new wells utilize technology allowing them to be shut down remotely in cases of restricted access, require new and existing tanks and equipment to be anchored securely, and require barriers to prevent damage to the well site by flood debris. (more…)