Wednesday, February 1, 2012

David Neslin, Colorado's chief oil and gas regulator, stepping down

Denver Business Journal
by Cathy Proctor, Reporter                                     
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

David Neslin, head of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) since 2007, said Wednesday he is leaving to become a partner at Denver law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP starting March 1.

Neslin oversaw the agency charged with regulating Colorado's $24 billion-a-year oil and gas industry. The agency has a staff of 60, up from 54 in 2008, and an annual budget of about $9 million a year.

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Sorry to see you leave Dave.  You were our Saturday Night Live Special, the Guv's puppet, the industries girlfriend. How can we live without you?  You leaving is pure strategy.  When you are up to your gas mask in resistance, you know it's time to shed that weight and allow another person to hold the elephant.  We welcome the 'noob', whomever it is.


  1. I'm not sure what is more devious, Neslin leaving to represent Encana when he should have been representing the people of Colorado all along or those pictures, they attest to the puppet that he really is.

  2. The door keeps spinning.
    The time is now to assert our needs and demands to this agency: 1,000 ft setbacks from occupied buildings AND public recreation areas. Tracer monitoring of wells. Real-time air and water quality monitoring reported on a public website. Fines that are large enough and numerous enough to dissuade malpractice.

  3. I want a Neslin puppet! Where can I buy one?

    ReplyDelete is a medium for concerned citizens to express their opinions in regards to 'Fracking.' We are Representatives of Democracy. We are Fractivists. We are you.