Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RELEASE: Colorado Supreme Court to hear Grand Valley Citizens Alliance vs Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission arguments


Sandy Borthick, Citizens for Huerfano County, 719-742-5702, borthick@amigo.net
Ceal Smith, TIERRA Consultants, 719-256-5780, ceal@theriver.com

Denver, CO - Citizen rights lawsuit to be heard by Supreme Court tomorrow.

Grand Valley Citizens Alliance vs Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will be argued in front of the Colorado Supreme Court at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The decision in this case will determine the rights of landowners, citizens and community groups in Colorado to directly request a public hearing with the COGCC on matters of oil and gas development. The hearing will be held at the Colorado Supreme Court, 101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80202 (Directions / Map). Call: 303-837-3790 for more information.

You can learn more about this precedent setting case at: No. 09CA1195. - GRAND VALLEY CITIZENS ALLIANCE v. COLORADO OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION USA - caselaw.findlaw.com: GRAND VALLEY CITIZENS' ALLIANCE, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. COLORADO OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION; David Neslin, in his official capacity as Acting Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Citizens for Huerfano County filed a related lawsuit against the COGCC and Shell Western Energy Production, Inc. (SWEPI) earlier this year and subsequently enjoined the GVCA case. Learn more about the CHC case here: http://huerfanofrack.blogspot.com/p/timeline.html

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