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

April 12-13, 2023

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 2022, 250 local government staff and elected officials from across Colorado participated.

On the heels of SB19-181 the local and state regulatory landscape for oil and gas development has been completely overhauled and ever-changing. We will have a freshed agenda posted soon for your review for 2023 so please register now to join us April 12 & 13, 2023, in New Castle, CO

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.

Event topics

  • How COGCC Mission Change Rulemaking has transformed oil & gas regulation
  • What to expect from upcoming and recent COGCC and AQCC oil & gas rulemakings
  • What local governments are doing to understand cumulative impacts during the well pad site selection process
  • Field trip to an active oil and gas site
  • Latest technology to reduce nuisance impacts to communities during oil & gas development
  • County and state mineral revenue projections
  • Air quality monitoring strategies suitable for local governments
  • New regulatory landscape for local versus state control of oil & gas development
  • Local economic impacts of oil and gas during price and production surges and slumps
  • Local economic impact of Colorado's increasing oil and gas regulatory cost burden
  • The shifting federal land, mineral, and environmental regulatory/policy landscape
  • State agency alphabet soup: Executive Director updates and Q&A from COGCC, DOLA, CDPHE, APCD, DNR
  • Industry Innovations: Best mitigation practices local governments can require to minimize nuisance impacts
  • Ample informal networking opportunities throughout the two days to engage your colleagues, industry and regulators

For More Information

For more information contact one of the following:

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

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