WATCH LOCAL ACTIVISTS AT COGCC HEARING, 8/31/20

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August 31, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Our Coalition, Citizen Groups, consisting of LOGIC, Sierra Club, Earthworks and the Larimer Alliance for Health, Safety & the Environment will be represented by Mike Freeman, EarthJustice attorney. Mr Freeman will be presenting to the COGCC on the  500-series of Mission Change O&G Rulemaking at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31. We believe he will have some impacted citizens present, as well.

The rewriting of 500-series as mandated by the law SB-18a contains important issues such as:
  • who has legal "standing" to participate at COGCC, the definition of "affected person" that can apply to participate
  • variances that Operators can request from COGCC director (as currently written in draft),
  • Notice (public and private notice, such as what is posted at COGCC website and who is noticed for new, expanding Oil & Gas facilities.), and
  • "responsible party" -- for leaks, spills, etc.
These are crucial issues for the public to be informed of pending Oil & Gas Facility lease requests, applications,  to hold industry accountable,  and to have equal footing with industry and local governments at the COGCC.

Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83759541120