Colorado State Regulators Approve New Oil Spill Rules

Coloradoan: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved Tuesday new spill cleanup regulations for oil and gas drilling in Colorado. The regulations are part of “ongoing efforts to maintain a strong regulatory approach” to oil and gas development in the state and were not directly borne of the spills during the September floods, spokesman Todd Hartman said in an email. The new rules require: • That any spill of five barrels or more must be reported within 24 hours. • That any spill of one barrel......

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