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

April 17-18, 2024

Presented by
Garfield County and the CMU Unconventional Energy Center

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. In 2023, 270 local government staff and elected officials from across Colorado participated.

The local, state and federal regulatory landscape for oil and gas development continues to change at a rapid pace. Please review our 2024 agenda and consider joining us to receive updates regarding planning, social, environmental, legal, regulatory, legislative and fiscal oil and gas issues relevant to local governments, industry and state regulators.

Who can attend?

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.


Registration coming soon

Event topics

  •  What to expect from upcoming ECMC and AQCC oil & gas rulemakings
  • What local and state agencies are doing to understand and regulate cumulative impacts
  • Keynote Presentation by Mark P. Mills on Global and National Energy Security and Geopolitics
  • Environmental Justice and new state regulations that are reshaping oil and gas permitting
  • Keynote Presentation by Robert Bryce on Hydrocarbons, Renewables, And The Future Of American Energy
  • Local Government oil and gas permitting post ECMC Mission Change
  • New carbon capture and geothermal energy activity and regulation in Colorado
  • Industry Leaders Panel: Business strategies for successful Colorado operations
  • Air Quality Enterprise: Industry fees funding air quality research and emission mitigation
  • Direct Methane monitoring: Is the technology catching up with policy and regulatory changes?
  • Producing (Stripper) Wells: A greater slice of the production pie than you might think!
  • Global and Colorado energy markets: pricing, production and demand forecasts
  • Federal oil and gas update: activity levels and resource management plan updates
  • The shifting federal land, mineral, and environmental regulatory/policy landscape
  • What we know and don't know about the health and environmental impacts of O&G operations
  • State agency alphabet soup: Executive Director updates and Q&A from ECMC, DOLA, CDPHE, APCD, DNR
  • Ample informal networking opportunities throughout the two days to engage your colleagues, industry and regulators from across Colorado including opening night Steak Fry in the Gas Patch event on a cattle ranch out in the gas patch.

For More Information

For more information about attending the symposium, please contact one of the following:

Kirby Wynn
Garfield County Oil & Gas Liaison
[email protected]

Viktoria Cox
Garfield County Oil & Gas Administrative Assistant
[email protected]