Colorado

SB 48 – Protect Act Local Government Authority Oil & Gas Facilities

Sponsored by: Sen. Matt Jones
A Colorado bill to give "municipalities and counties the land-use authority to plan, zone and designate specific locations where oil and gas drilling, production and transmission facilities could be located within their boundaries."

Short Summary

This bill would give local governments land-use authority to regulate oil and gas drilling developments and transmission facilities within their boundaries.

General Description

“CONCERNING THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO EXERCISE LAND USE AUTHORITY OVER OIL AND GAS FACILITIES USED IN OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO THE SITING OF OTHER INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES.” [SB 48, Colorado General Assembly]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Sen. Matt Jones

Detailed Bill Summary 

A bill to give “municipalities and counties the land-use authority to plan, zone and designate specific locations where oil and gas drilling, production and transmission facilities could be located within their boundaries.” [John Fryar, “Colorado Legislature approves 1 oil, gas bill; others die or face probable deaths,” Times-Call, 03/31/18]

Current Status

  • 01/29/18 – Postponed indefinitely by the Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs. [Bill History for SB 48, Colorado General Assembly]   

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