Urge the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioners (COGCC) to require oil & gas operators to pay their full cleanup costs!
Oil & gas companies are making YOU pay to clean up THEIR mess.
Don’t let them send you an $8 BILLION bill!
Unfortunately, Colorado’s current financial assurance rules are grossly inadequate; oil and gas companies aren’t paying anywhere near the true cost of cleaning up wells. In this case, the public is stuck with cleanup costs. Ensuring the cleanup of wells should be a basic cost of doing business in the oil and gas industry.
The upcoming financial assurances rulemaking is our best chance to correct these problems, and to hold the industry accountable. The COGCC has released a first draft of the new rules with hearings starting September 21st and continuing through early October.