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Colorado Petroleum Council shares the Air Quality Control Commission’s goal to continue Colorado’s environmental and energy leadership


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DENVER, November 16, 2017 – The Colorado Petroleum Council issued the following statement regarding the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Air Quality Control Commission’s new rule.

“Our industry continues to focus on our commitment to responsible development of energy resources in a manner consistent with protection of the environment, public health and safety,” said Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley. “Colorado is among the leading producers of oil and natural gas in the country and has a well-established process for including all scientific, energy, health and environmental experts – key elements of successful rulemaking. 

“We applaud the Division’s staff for their commitment to this process and affirming our shared goal of decreasing emissions.”

The Colorado Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 625 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.