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Colorado County Enacts Rules for Oil and Gas Drilling; Imposes Tougher Regulations than State Requirements

Adam’s County in Colorado, which encompasses the suburbs of Denver recently enacted its own rules for oil and gas drilling, taking advantage of a new law that allows local governments to impose tougher regulations than the state.

The Adams County commissioners unanimously approved a requirements that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from homes, twice the distance required by Colorado rules. It encourages oil and gas operators to use cleaner, quieter electric drilling rigs and requires them to offer multiple locations for a proposed well so the county can evaluate the impacts on public health and safety.

More information about the specifics contained in the new requirements can be found at the Adams County website.