The climate is changing, and we are committed to solutions that reduce the risks of climate change while providing the energy Colorado needs.
Part of the solution
The climate is changing. And Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry is part of the solution. We are cutting emissions, restoring the land after drilling, and reducing our impact. Because one dream we all have is to protect the world we all share.
Colorado’s lakes, reservoirs, and streams make our state beautiful—and more importantly, nourish our wildlife and supply our communities with water. When it comes to protecting our land, stringent state and local regulations keep Colorado healthy while ensuring we can still responsibly access our state’s vast energy resources.
Regulating Methane Emissions
Did you know Colorado’s oil and natural gas regulations are among the toughest in the country?
In 2014, Colorado approved the first methane regulations in the nation, requiring energy companies to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. The regulations are “more protective” than what the EPA announced according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
According to the Denver Business Journal, “field surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of oil and gas equipment found a 75 percent drop in the number of sites where methane leaks were detected compared to similar surveys prior to the regulations.” Asked how well the regulations were working, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said “Colorado’s rules are working extremely well.”
Learn more about Colorado’s tough regulations here.
Want to learn more about our state’s leading energy regulations? Click here to find out more about everything from groundwater testing and monitoring, setbacks from buildings, installation of noise barriers during drilling operations, and re-routing or reducing truck traffic away from communities.