Colorado

SB 192 – Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil And Gas Moratorium (Partner bill of HB 1150)

Sponsored by: Sen. Vicki Marble
Colorado legislation to "require cities, towns and counties that prohibit fracking — or that place moratoriums on oil and gas activities" to "compensate oil and gas operators, mineral-interest holders and royalty owners for the lost revenues and other costs."

Short Summary

The bill would require local governments that ban fracking to be liable to mineral interest owners for the value of the mineral interest. Local governments would be required to compensate oil and gas operators, oil and gas companies, mineral lessees and royalty owners for lost revenue.

General Description

“CONCERNING A REQUIREMENT THAT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT INTERFERES WITH OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS COMPENSATE PERSONS DAMAGED BY THE INTERFERENCE.” [SB 18-192, Colorado General Assembly]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Sen. Vicki Marble

Detailed Bill Summary 

This is legislation to “require cities, towns and counties that prohibit fracking — or that place moratoriums on oil and gas activities” to “compensate oil and gas operators, mineral-interest holders and royalty owners for the lost revenues and other costs.” [John Fryer, “Colorado Legislature approves 1 oil, gas bill; others die or face probable deaths,” Times-Call, 03/31/18]

Current Status

  • 03/29/18- Passed the Senate 19-16. [SB-18 192 Vote, Colorado General Assembly]

Relevant Comments by Public Officials, Public Lands Groups, or Special Interest Groups in Colorado

Next Issue

HB 1150 – Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil And Gas Moratorium (Partner bill of SB 192)