RMSS-AWMA lunch meeting – Overview of 2019 Colorado Legislative Changes Affecting Environmental Regulation – Wednesday, May 29th
May 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please join AWMA for their lunch meeting, where you will hear from Christy Woodward, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, for an overview of 2019 Colorado legislative changes affecting environmental regulation.
The meeting will be held at 1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202 in the 1st floor New York Conference room, on Wednesday, May 29th. They will start with refreshments and networking at 11:30, followed by the presentation around noon, and they’ll adjourn around 1pm.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Ty Smith (TySmith@Lesair.com) by Monday, May 27th.
Christy Woodward serves as the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA). She leads COGA’s regulatory strategy. Ms. Woodward has 19 years’ experience in civil and environmental engineering design and project management, including Clean Water and Clean Air Act permitting and compliance and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Wildlife and Cultural assessments for energy projects on Federal Lands. She is an Environmental Engineer and has provided technical support for the oil and gas industry, the homebuilding industry, mining industry, other private clients, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).
Abstract: The 2019 Colorado Legislative Session saw numerous reforms on the regulatory front for the oil and gas industry, but other components of the energy sector as well. Senate Bill 181 calls for a reorganization of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and to prioritize their mission on the protection of Public Safety, Health and Welfare, the Environment, while also requiring additional regulation from the Air Quality Control Commission of the oil and gas sector and transmission sector. Additional legislation was passed including; HB 19-1261 – Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution, SB19-96 – Collect Long-Term Climate Change Data, and SB19-236 – Continuation of the Public Utilities Commission. All of this legislation also establishes sweeping air emissions and environmental rulemakings and changes in the coming years and decades.