Colorado Sues One Of Its Counties For Refusing To Remove Suspension On Oil And Gas Exploration

Prince Vega – Cynthia Coffman, the Attorney General of Colorado, is suing Boulder County after they refused to remove a suspension on oil and gas exploration in unincorporated areas. The eight time extended suspension bars any process of oil and gas exploration permit applications from being accepted by local authorities.

 

Coffman shot back with claims that the county is overstepping it’s authority, and no county has the power to ban oil and gas exploration. Her argument highlighted two cases from a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that counties cannot act as regulators of the oil industry.

 

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