The bill, House Bill 1269, would ensure that regulators are unbiased, and that they work first and foremost to protect public health and the environment.
It’d clarify that the oil and gas commission’s first priority is to protect public health and the environment (instead of weighing the protection of public and industry health), and ensure that commissioners aren’t employed by the very industry they’re regulating.
To move the bill forward, we’ve got to be louder than industry lobbyists–so: really, really loud. Can you help out?
The commission’s dual-mission under current law deems industry profits as important as our health and welfare. That prevents it from adopting the best possible regulations to protect our air and water.
And that, my friend, is why we need this bill! Encourage your Representative to vote yes so that Colorado can make it happen.