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.
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.