Audio: Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety

Climate Change, Energy, Political Science/Policy // 5-mins

From NPR: "After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, Colorado is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry. In a sweeping overhaul the governor is expected to sign, regulators will now have to consider public health, safety and the environment in decisions about permitting and local land use.

The state must still hammer out the details of how to implement the new law over the next year. But the impending changes are already fueling hope for some, and fear for others."

Published on NPR on April 16, 2019.