COGA gathers crowd to fight drilling-setback increase

COGA Logo - Credit: Colorado Oil and Gas Association

COGA Logo – Credit: Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Cathy Proctor – Reporter- Denver Business Journal

It’s the more the merrier at the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), which is rounding up an ever-expanding coalition of business groups to argue against expanding (there’s that word again) the state’s rules setting a minimum distance between drilling rigs and buildings to 1,000 feet.Thursday, COGA sent out a press release touting members of the coalition, which now includes the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, the American General Contractors of Colorado, and the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Rocky Mountain Chapter.

In all, the coalition has 19 members, according to COGA.

Some are obvious, like COGA’s sister industry group, the Colorado Petroleum Association. Others are general business organizations, such as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. And some represent interests in property rights, mineral rights, and agriculture.

Continue reading rest of the story at The Denver Business Journal


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