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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 12:40 PM

Weld County launches first-of-its-kind oil and gas department as tensions flare over Colorado's

Weld County launches first-of-its-kind oil and gas department as tensions flare over Colorado’s energy future


As cities and counties around Colorado continue revamping their regulations for energy extraction — with more than half a dozen communities already having suspended drilling while they do so — Weld County is making it loud and clear that it plans to put no impediments in the way of industry.

On Monday, this county northeast of metro Denver will open a first-in-Colorado local oil and gas department to process drilling permit applications and regulate well pads throughout the mineral-rich region.

The Weld County Oil and Gas Energy Department will boast 12 employees, including a director, an oil and gas planner and permitting and enforcement officers.

“It’s a one-stop shop,” Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer said of the new department. “It’s so operators know exactly where they need to go so we can expedite oil and gas development in the county.”

Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/05/weld-county-oil-gas-department/

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mountain grammy Aug 5 #1

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 01:20 PM

1. That's fine for Weld County

that's what it's all about.. local control.

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