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Press Contact: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge hands win to Colorado Rising on behalf of Broomfield’s Wildgrass Residents in TRO Hearing for the Forced Pooling Suit
DENVER – Today, Colorado Rising, the grassroots citizen group behind Prop 112, and the residents of the Wildgrass neighborhood in Broomfield were handed a win in federal court, involving a legal challenge to Colorado’s forced pooling statute. The Court ordered the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission to guarantee that no drilling would occur at the site in question until all the appropriate hearings have occurred at the administrative level.
In the oral ruling, the Court ordered the COGCC to hold the March 11, 2019 forced pooling hearing without postponement. Wildgrass will now be allowed to raise concerns involving, health, safety, welfare, just and equitable shares, and other matters. This might be the first time such concerns have been ordered to be addressed by the COGCC in a forced pooling protest.
Anne Lee Foster, Communication Director for Colorado Rising said, “We are very pleased with this initial victory and this is just the beginning of Colorado Rising challenging the systems and policies that heavily favor the oil and gas industry and allow them to take advantage of Coloradans on a daily basis.”
Colorado Rising is powering the grassroots movement to protect public health & safety from dangerous oil & gas operations.
To learn more, please go to www.corising.org