Please join ACCDAN this Tuesday as w
e listen to the AdCo Commissioners discuss their oil and gas concerns with COGCC Director Matt Lepore. Many ACCDAN supporters have first-hand experience with the ping-pong-ball response to our questions about oil and gas regulations: COGCC says Adams County has control, while Adams County says the COGCC has all the power. Please attend the study session to help assure that the commissioners and Director Lepore address and reach some consensus on Tuesday regarding which government entity can best regulate the location, size and impacts of large scale oil and gas drilling operations in Adams County neighborhoods.
: Adams County Commissioners Study Session
: Tuesday, January 5th
Where: The AdCo Government Center building
430 S Adams County Pkwy
Brighton, CO 80601
Time: Study Sessions starts at 10 am;
COGCC is on the agenda 11:30 - 12:30
In the next couple months at least four oil and gas companies - some of which target neighborhoods for oil and gas development - will be asking Adams County Commissioners to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing them to drill an unlimited number of wells almost anywhere in Adams County.
These operators, including Synergy, agreed to wait on signing an MOU until after the COGCC rulemaking was complete. The COGCC rulemaking hearing concludes January 25
(see related article below). Come hear what is being discussed between the COGCC and Adams County on Tuesday to let our officials know we expect clear answers to our regulatory questions and concerns prior to the signing of any MOUs.
The Study Session, which has a diverse multi-topic agenda, begins at 10 a.m.; however, the discussion with Director Lepore is only on the agenda from 11:30-12:30. If you live in Wadley Farms you may find it worthwhile to stick around for the discussion on gravel roads that begins at 1:30. As a reminder, the public is welcome to observe but not participate in the study session.