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“Colorado Regulators Approve Drilling Buffers, Other Rules”

“GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has provided preliminary approval for new regulations for well drilling sites, including a 2,000-foot (610-meter) buffer requirement from homes.

The five-member panel is not expected to undertake a final vote on the measures until November to allow for some revisions, The Daily Sentinel reported. The new regulations are expected to take effect Jan. 1.

The measures approved Monday represent the first regulations aimed at a new law requiring the commission to prioritize public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife over oil and gas development.”

The Associated Press had the story September 29, 2020.