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s_agr_2018a_2018-03-07t11:30:49z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1071

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 7, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1071 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:31:59 AM  
Senator Moreno, Prime Sponsor, discussed
the provisions of House Bill 18-1071 concerning the regulation of oil and
gas development.  The reengrossed bill clarifies that the Colorado
Oil and Gas  Conservation Commission (COGCC) in the Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) is required to regulate oil and gas operations
in a manner consistent with the protection of public health, safety, and
welfare, including the protection of the environment and wildlife resources.
 The commission must regulate oil and gas operations so as to prevent
and mitigate adverse environmental or public health impacts.

11:34:15 AM  
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council,
spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the regulation of oil and
gas development.  She also responded to questions from the committee
about the fiscal impact of the bill.    

11:39:57 AM  
Jim Martin, Colorado Petroleum Council,
spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the role of the COGCC.  He
responded to questions from the committee about the bill and the regulation
of oil and gas development.  He also discussed the potential effect
of the the Colorado Appeals Court decision in Martinez v. Colorado Oil
and Gas Conservation Commission.
11:53:21 AM  
Johanna Ostrum, representing herself, spoke
in opposition to the bill and discussed her experience as an employee of
an oil and gas development company.
11:55:09 AM  
Skinny Winkler, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the cost of regulations.
12:01:29 PM  
Ms. Bentley and Mr. Martin continued to respond to questions from the committee about their opposition to the bill and the regulation of oil and gas development.
12:08:06 PM  
Bill Jerke, Fostering Unity and Energizing
Leadership (FUEL), spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed health
statistic for oil and gas producing areas including Weld County (Attachment
A).  
12:11:09 PM  
Neil Ray, Colorado Association of Mineral Rights Owners, spoke in opposition to the bill.
12:12:20 PM  
DiAndrea Arndt, representing herself, spoke
in opposition to the bill and discussed the effect of an oil and gas well
near her home.
12:13:25 PM  
Jake Viano, Denver County Republicans,
spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed his experience working in
the oil and gas industry.  He also discussed the economic benefits
of the oil and gas industry.  
12:15:51 PM  
Scott Prestidge, Colorado Oil and Gas Association,
spoke in opposition to the bill.  He also discussed the potential
effect of the the Colorado Appeals Court decision in Martinez v. Colorado
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
and identified research on the
effects of oil and gas operations on the health of persons living near
such activities.
12:19:51 PM  
Mark Matthews, Colorado Oil and Gas Association,
spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the fiscal impact of the
bill.  He also discussed the potential effect of the the Colorado
Appeals Court decision in Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation
Commission.
12:22:38 PM  
Blaine Thingelsted, Extraction Oil and
Gas Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the health effects
of persons living near oil and gas development facilities.  He also
responded to questions about efforts his company takes to control noise
from oil and gas operations.
12:24:28 PM  
Chandler Newhall, Extraction Oil and Gas
Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed efforts made by his
company to protect public health.  
12:28:11 PM  
Laurie Anderson, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the regulation of oil and gas development in Colorado.
12:33:51 PM  
Karen Sped, representing herself, spoke
in support of the bill and submitted documents to the committee concerning
accidental spills of oil and gas, inspection reports, and reports of hazardous
material at oil and gas facilities [Attachment B].
12:36:10 PM  
Carl Erickson, Weld Air and Water, spoke in support of the bill and discussed current law concerning oil and gas development.
12:39:35 PM  
Doug Henderson, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the health and environmental impacts of oil and gas production.
12:42:26 PM  
Elise Jones, Boulder County Board of County
Commissioners, spoke in support of the bill and discussed health and safety
impacts related to oil and gas development activities.  She also responded
to questions from the committee about residential development near oil
and gas facilities.
12:48:05 PM  
Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted
Communities (LOGIC), spoke in support of the bill and discussed health
and safety impacts related to oil and gas development activities.  She
also responded to questions from the committee about the regulation of
oil and gas pipelines.
12:51:37 PM  
Jan Douglas, Colorado Sierra Club, spoke
in support of the bill and discussed health and safety impacts related
to oil and gas development activities.  She also responded to questions
from the committee about studies concerning health impacts related to oil
and gas development activities.
12:55:14 PM  
Josh Joswick, Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project, spoke in support of the bill and expressed concern about the regulation of oil and gas development.
01:02:46 PM  
Jane Clevenger, Weld Air and Water, spoke
in support of the bill and discussed health and safety impacts related
to oil and gas development activities.  She also discussed current
regulations pertaining to oil and gas development.
01:08:14 PM  
Michael Watkins, representing himself,
spoke in support of the bill and discussed current regulations pertaining
to oil and gas development.  He also responed to questions from the
committee about the Colorado Appeals Court decision in Martinez v. Colorado
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
.
01:11:26 PM  
Harry Gregory, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed health impacts related to oil and gas development activities.
01:12:47 PM  
Laura Harris, representing herself, spoke
in support of the bill and discussed the Colorado Appeals Court decision
in Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
01:18:57 PM  
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. The committee recessed.
01:22:11 PM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator
Moreno closed his remarks on the bill.  The committee also discussed
how they intend to vote on the bill.


01:39:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1071 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram No
Donovan No
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia No
Jones Yes
Marble No
Scott No
Baumgardner No
Sonnenberg No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:40:08 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1071 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg No
Fields No
Garcia Yes
Jones No
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS