CO AG warned Arapahoe

RE Arapahoe County’s proposed oil and gas regulations page 1RE Arapahoe County’s proposed oil and gas regulations page 2RE Arapahoe County’s proposed oil and gas regulations page 3RE Arapahoe County’s proposed oil and gas regulations page 4

Arapahoe County proposed Oil and Gas Zoning recently rejected

Colorado Attorney General’s Letter to Arapahoe – pdf

Note: Arapahoe’s proposed regs are 19 pages long.  Elbert County’s proposed regs run 60 pages.

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The Board of Elbert County Commissioners met in a regularly scheduled meeting on September 28th, 2011: Excerpt-

Commissioner Shipper moved to approve and execute Engagement agreement between Elbert County and the law firm of Murray, Dahl, Cougenmiester and Renaud LLP regarding provision of certain special counsel service to Elbert County regarding the draft of the Elbert County Oil and Gas Regulations.

Commissioner Schwab commented on a concern, the State can overrule County Regulations and would not want to be put in this position. The only way to avoid this is to have someone with oil and gas experience review these regulations, that is reason the Board is entering into this Agreement with Murray, Dahl, Cougenmiester and Renaud LLP.

Commissioner Schwab seconded the motion, passed.

Perhaps the Elbert County BOCC should get their money back on this contract….

and consider whether we need a czar of anything around here.

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