2018 Symposium Presentations

Presentations from the April 18 & 19, 2018 Energy & Environment Symposium

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Emerging Trends in Federal Land and Mineral Law and Policy

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Matthew McKeown, Regional Solicitor, Rocky Mountain Region, U.S. DOI

 

Plugged and Abandoned Wells

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COGCC Guidance: What local land use permitting agencies should look for regarding plugged and abandoned wells

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Dave Andrews, Engineering Supervisor, Orphan and Distressed Operator Program Lead, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission


An operator’s perspective on what local governments need to know about plugged and abandoned wells

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Chad Calvert, Government Relations and External Affairs Manager, Noble Energy


A local government perspective

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Jason Elkins, P.E., Civil Engineer, City of Longmont



Ozone Rulemaking and Statewide Oil and Gas Hydrocarbon Emissions Reductions Initiative

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Leah Martland, Rule Writer, Air Pollution Control Division, CDPHE

 

April 18th Agency Updates

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Colorado Energy Office Update

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Kathleen Staks, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office


Department of Local Affairs Update

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Irv Halter, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs


 

Western States Rural Natural Gas Initiative

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Moderator Derek Wagner, Vice President, Colorado Mesa University David Ludlam, Executive Director, West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association Kathleen Staks, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner Mike McKee, Executive Director, Seven County Infrastructure Coalition, Utah

 

April 18th Keynote

Public views on energy and climate issues in the United States and around the world

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Brian Kennedy, Research Associate, Pew Research Center

 

World and U.S. oil and gas production and price outlook: To infinity (or at least 2050) and beyond!

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Troy Cook, Senior Global Upstream Analyst, Energy Information Administration

 

The relationship between oil and gas production and Western Colorado employment

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Dr. Nathan Perry, Associate Professor of Economics, Colorado Mesa University

 

Oil and gas and the impact on humanity

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Chris Wright, CEO, Liberty Oilfield Services

 

CSU studies of air quality impacts of oil and gas development from local to regional scales

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Dr. Jeffrey Collett, Professor and Department Head, Atmospheric Science Department, Colorado State University

 

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Chris Akers, Economist, State Demography Office, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

 

Local Government Case Studies (Part 1)

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Greeley wellsite inspection program

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Greg Becker, Special Systems & Hazards Technician, Greeley Fire


New Mexico case study: Eddy County, NM, “A county on the rise.”

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Rick Rudometkin, County Manager, Eddy County New Mexico


Weld County oil and gas location assessment

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Troy Swain, Oil & Gas Liaison, Weld County


 

Local Government Case Studies (Part 2, City and County of Broomfield)

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Comprehensive Plan, Citizen’s Committee, and oil and gas operations MOU

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Tami Yellico, Oil & Gas Liaison, City and County of Broomfield


Local government authority to protect air quality through regulations and operator agreements

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Elizabeth Paranhos, Attorney, Energy Innovation Partners



 

Overview of COGCC’s Local Governmental Designee Program

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Marc Morton, Local Government Liaison, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

 

Legal Landscape: Update on oil and gas litigation/legislation in Colorado

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Mark J. Mathews, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

 

April 19th Keynote

Current State of Oil and Gas Research: Local Benefits, Risks and Public Perceptions.

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Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future and author of The Fracking Debate (Columbia University Press)

 

April 19th Agency Updates


DNR & COGCC: Current issues facing DNR and COGCC

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Bob Randall, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources


CDPHE: Recent activities and focus

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Dr. Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH, Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE