March 7, 2019

Denver, CO — After over seven hours of testimony, SB19-181, Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations, today passed the Senate Finance Committee with a vote of 4-3. In response, Majority Leader Steve Fenberg released the following statement.

“Changes to Colorado’s regulatory framework around oil and gas development are long overdue. I’m proud that so many Coloradans have come to the Capitol this week to voice their support for our effort to prioritize their health and safety. We’ve offered amendments every step of the way and continue to have substantive conversations with stakeholders everyday to make this bill better. l look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to pass legislation that will empower local communities across Colorado.”

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