Democrats risk clash with Polis over oil, gas permit rules

BizWest Staff

DENVER – Legislation being proposed by majority Democrats in the Colorado General Assembly would tighten the state’s air-pollution permitting rules, largely impacting the oil and gas industry. However, according to The Denver Post, the bill, which has been in the works for two years, sets up a potential showdown between the governor and supporters of the bill.

In March, 24 environmental groups wrote a letter supporting the bill and criticizing Gov. Jared Polis for failing to include them in a recent plan to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions for oil and gas facilities.

Source: BizWest

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