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Colorado governor pushes local controls on oil-gas decisions


January 11, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Heads up, oil and gas executives.

New Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made it clear Thursday he intends to grant more local control in decisions about where and how the state's $32 billion oil and gas industry can drill and operate tank farms and other facilities.

Shortly after delivering his first State of the State speech, the Democratic governor acknowledged his advocacy of local influence on the state's chief regulatory body for oil and gas.

"Right now, international investors don't know the approach that Colorado will take with regard to regulating oil and gas," Polis said. "...

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