Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Senate Committee Rejects GOP Effort to Block New Oil and Gas Regulations

Republican opponents of the state's new regulations on oil and gas drilling failed Tuesday in an attempt to convince the General Assembly to stop them from going into effect.

SB 4 was rejected by the Senate Local Government and Energy Committee despite pleas from sponsor Greg Brophy, R-Wray, that the measure is needed to prevent energy companies from fleeing Colorado.