Boulder County to hold public meeting on the status of the current drilling moratorium

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Date set for June 12; final time and location to be confirmed 

Boulder County, Colo. – The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 12 to discuss the status of the current oil and gas drilling moratorium in Boulder County, including whether to extend it or take other action. The current moratorium is set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.
 
Information about the meeting location and time will be released as soon as those details can be confirmed.
 
The 2014 legislative session did not produce legislation that would increase local control over oil and gas development, but citizens have submitted a dozen potential statewide ballot measures for the November election that could increase local government regulation, including the ability to initiate a fracking ban. The governor also raised the possibility of a special legislative session on these issues. In addition, litigation against the City of Longmont will go to trial in August, and resolution of this lawsuit should provide insight into the legal issues surrounding fracking bans issued through a voter-approved charter amendment.
 
“Many potential changes are on the horizon for the status of oil and gas regulations, so the time is right to discuss Boulder County’s options,” said Cindy Domenico, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information about the county’s role in oil and gas development, upcoming meetings and public involvement opportunities, visit the county’s Oil and Gas Development webpage or contact Kim Sanchez at 720-564-2627 or ksanchez@bouldercounty.org.



Gabi Boerkircher
Public Information Specialist
gboerkircher@bouldercounty.org
303-441-3399


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