Welcome to the home page for the Task Force on Cooperative Strategies Regarding State and Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Development. On February 29, Governor Hickenlooper issued executive order B 2012-002 establishing a Task Force to develop cooperative strategies regarding the regulation of oil and gas development and to report its recommendations to the Governor, Speaker of the House and President of the Senate no later than April 18, 2012.
The Task Force has completed its work, and its report and recommendations are available here.
The Task Force members, comprised of representatives from counties, municipalities, the state, the industry, civic organizations and the public share an interest in efficient and effective oil and gas regulation that provides for the responsible development of our resources. Through the Task Force, the state and local jurisdictions, in collaboration with the oil and gas industry, believe they have established mechanisms to achieve complementary implementation of regulations that benefit our economy and protect our public health, safety, welfare, environment and wildlife.