Colorado AQCC approves emissions rules for oil, gas operations

03/03/2014
Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission approved comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state, including the nation's first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions. The rulings, which were issued late Feb. 23, concluded a public hearing that began Feb. 19 at the Aurora Municipal Center near Denver. Industry, environmental groups, and state and local governments participated. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Pollution Control Division initiated a stakeholder process of comments and hearings more than a year ago to consider rule revisions. The 37 pages of regulations essentially added hydrocarbons via o...
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