Independent Group Reviewing CO Fracking Rules

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 23, 2011

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has been very open when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, but in a measure to boost confidence the state is beginning an independent study.

“Colorado’s oil and gas regulators are volunteering to have an outside group review the state’s rules on fracking, an extraction method that some people worry could taint drinking water supplies.

“The State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, or STRONGER, represents regulators, environmentalists and energy companies. Its members visited Colorado on Thursday to review how well the state’s hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, rules protect public health and the environment.

“STRONGER last evaluated Colorado’s oil and gas rules in 1996.”

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