Governor joins environmental community, energy industry to highlight new rules for oil and gas activities

DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined today by representatives from the environmental community, the energy industry and state agencies to discuss the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s recent approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state.

The new rules include the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions.

Press conference to discuss new rules governing oil and gas activities in Colorado

DENVER — Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined Tuesday by representatives from the environmental community, the energy industry and state agencies to discuss the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s recent approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

WHERE: West Foyer, state Capitol

The new rules include the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions.

 

Gov. Hickenlooper statement about new rules for oil and gas activities in Colorado

DENVER — Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in response to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state, including the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions:

State submits $62.8 million flood recovery plan to HUD

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper submitted today the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Partial Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The State must submit the Partial Action Plan before receiving the $62.8 million in CDBG-DR Funds that HUD allocated to flood impacted communities in Colorado. The money will go toward needs not addressed through other sources of federal assistance, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Gov. Hickenlooper statement about federal banking guidance for licensed marijuana businesses

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in response to guidance from the federal government related to the banking system and state-licensed marijuana businesses:

"Based on initial reactions in the banking community to the guidance that was issued today, it appears that the language does not provide the clarity that Colorado banks are seeking to provide basic banking services to the emerging marijuana industry.

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