Colo. resumes look at new oil, gas rules

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado regulators have resumed deliberating controversial new rules for oil and gas drilling after officials proposed a concession to the energy industry.

The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is writing tougher rules to address concerns of property owners, environmentalists and others amid Colorado's natural gas boom.

The commission opened three days of discussions on Tuesday. When the new rules are complete, they'll be submitted to the Legislature for review.

Last week, commission staffers suggested dropping a proposal that could have restricted drilling for up to 90 days in the winter to protect wildlife. The restrictions would have taken effect if energy companies couldn't agree with state experts on ways to reduce drilling's impact on wildlife.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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