Colorado’s new safety-minded oil and gas agency gets to work

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Colorado’s new safety-minded oil and gas agency gets to work

The newly reorganized Colorado Oil and Gas Commission planned to meet Tuesday and will later begin rewriting state rules to emphasize public safety and the environment instead of production. A new Colorado law weakens industry influence on the commission while adding experts in public health and wildlife. The law reflects increasing fears about public safety as a booming oil and gas field north and east of Denver overlaps with fast-growing communities.
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