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Energy and Environment Symposium

Energy and Environment Symposium: Oil and Gas Education for Local Government

Presented by
Garfield County and the CMU Unconventional Energy Center

April 19 & 20, 2017

This two day event is tailored to meet the needs of municipal and county officials tasked with navigating planning, social, fiscal, regulatory and environmental issues related to oil and gas development. Last year 206 local government staff and elected officials from across Colorado participated. We will have a fresh agenda for 2017 so please come join us April 19 & 20, 2017 in Rifle, Colo.


Anyone who regulates the energy industry on behalf of local governments, including municipal and county planners, city and county elected officials and managers, finance officers, and other local leaders.

Draft Agenda Coming Soon
Oil and Gas Topics Will Include:

  • Navigating O&G development in urban settings 
  • County and state mineral revenue projections through 2020
  • Global and Colorado energy production and demand forecasts
  • Colorado’s petroleum industry resets – detailed outlook for drilling activity in 2017 and 2018
  • What we know and don't know about  the health and environmental impacts of O&G operations
  • Agency alphabet soup: Executive Director updates and Q&A from COGCC, DOLA, CDPHE, APCD, DNR
  • Keynote speakers
  • Oil and gas field trip
  • And back by popular demand! Opening night steak fry and networking event



Grand River Medical Center Conference Facility
501 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650

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For More Information

For more information contact Kirby Wynn, Garfield County Oil & Gas Liaison, at 970.625.5905 or