Colorado air regulators hear opinions on oil, gas proposal

Colorado News

Colorado air-quality regulators have announced plans to consider changes to oil and gas regulations after hearing opinions from residents and industry officials.

The Daily Sentinel reported that the state Air Quality Control Commission heard opinions Tuesday about whether proposed regulation changes should be uniform statewide or less strict outside of the Front Range.

Officials say the regulations would require leak detection monitoring across the state for oil and gas wells emitting at least 4,000 pounds of volatile organic compounds a year, strengthen statewide requirements for reducing emissions from storage tanks and require that companies provide annual emission reports.

The commission is expected to deliberate the proposed changes next week.

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