Oil-gas industry must go beyond legal standards, Colorado official says

Colorado_State_SealBy Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – August 6, 2013

Mike King, the state’s top official overseeing oil and gas development, told industry executives Tuesday that if they want to win acceptance from communities, they will have to adopt practices above what is legally required.

“If you want to be accepted and just not authorized, you need to go above and beyond what the law requires,” King said at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual conference.

King is the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and sits on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

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