KTEP - El Paso, Texas

California, Colorado Consider Tough Oil And Gas Regulations

Nov 19, 2013
Originally published on November 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Colorado and California both just proposed new regulations for oil and gas production in their states. Both states have been pushed by environmental concerns to establish rules tougher than federal requirements. If Colorado's proposal goes ahead, it would be the first state in the nation to directly regulate methane. California also says its proposed rule would be the toughest in the nation. It regulates the engineering technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.