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10F78F4EAFD31A13872583C1006BA2EB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-181

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 18, 2019      
Location Old State Library



SB19-181 - Referred to House Finance


01:38:02 PM  
Representative Jackson called the meeting
to order and gave an overview of the agenda.
01:39:43 PM  
Speaker Becker and Representative Caraveo,
co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-181.  This bill expands
the regulatory charge of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) related
to oil and gas production, and allows local governments to also regulate
oil and gas operations within their jurisdictions.
01:52:39 PM  
Erin Martinez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:44 PM  
Ms. Martinez responded to questions from the committee.
02:16:29 PM  
Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of DNR, testified
in support of the bill.
02:19:08 PM  
Jeff Robbins, acting director of the Colorado
Oil and Gas Commission (COGCC), testified in support of the bill and distributed
a handout (Attachment A).
02:21:16 PM  
Gary Kaufman, Director of the Air Quality
Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified
in support of the bill.
02:22:36 PM  
Speaker Becker, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Kaufman,
and Mr. Robbins responded to questions from the committee.
03:23:06 PM  
Randy Ahrens, Broomfield County Mayor,
testified in support the bill.
03:27:04 PM  
John Messner, Gunnison County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bill.
03:29:24 PM  
Brandy DeLang, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:40 PM  
Mayor Ahrens and Commisoner Messner responded
to questions from the committee.
03:41:08 PM  
Susan Noble, representing North Range Concerned
Citizens, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:22 PM  
Kate Merlin, representing Bendinelli Law
Firm, P.C, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:20 PM  
Matt Sura, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:48:32 PM  
Matt Samelson, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
03:50:42 PM  
Mr. Samelson responded to questions from the committee.
04:00:18 PM  
Matt Garrington, representing the Environmental
Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:15 PM  
Abbey Pizel, representing the Colorado
Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
04:05:36 PM  
Joel Miner, representing Earth Justice, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:43 PM  
Kevin Lynch, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:48 PM  
Mr. Miner responded to questions from the committee.
04:19:43 PM  
Mark Waltermire, representing the Colorado
Growers Association, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University-Montrose
in support of the bill.  
04:21:36 PM  
Jerry Berg, representing himself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose in support of the bill.
04:23:33 PM  
Mary Smith, representing herself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose in support of the bill.
04:26:13 PM  
Neal Platzer, representing himself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose in support of the bill.
04:29:39 PM  
Burl Scherler, representing himself, testified
remotely from Lamar Community College against the bill.
04:33:57 PM  
Wes McKinely, representing himself, testified
remotely from Lamar Community College in support of the bill.
04:37:00 PM  
Laura Negley, representing herself, testified
remotely from Lamar Community College against the bill.
04:39:49 PM  
Gary Melcher, representing himself, testified
remotely from Lamar Community College against the bill.
04:42:01 PM  
Belinda Groner, representing herself, testified
remotely from Lamar Community College against the bill.
04:45:08 PM  
Mr. McKinely, Mr. Melcher, and Mr. Scherler
responded to questions from the committee.
04:52:08 PM  
Dan Haley, representing the Colorado Oil
and Gas Association (COGA), testified against the bill.
04:54:22 PM  
Mark Mathews, representing COGA, testified against the bill.
04:56:51 PM  
Jamie Jost, representing Jost Energy Law,
testified against the bill.
04:58:58 PM  
Ethan Lutz, representing himself, testified against the bill.
05:01:25 PM  
Mr. Haley and Mr. Lutz responded to questions
from the committee.
05:07:22 PM  
Chris McGowne, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.
05:10:19 PM  
Mike Everhard, representing SRC Energy, testified against the bill.
05:12:18 PM  
Jill Fulcher, representing the Colorado
Petroleum Association, testified against the bill.
05:14:32 PM  
Kevin Doran, representing Aurora Economic Development, testified against the bill.
05:16:32 PM  
Mr. McGowne and Mr. Everhard responded to questions from the committee.
05:28:30 PM  
Lindsey Jones, representing Great Western,
testified against the bill.
05:31:05 PM  
Susan Fahkarzaden, representing Great Western,
testified against the bill.
05:32:45 PM  
Trevor Smith, representing Liberty, testified
against the bill.
05:34:25 PM  
Mr. Smith and Ms. Fahkarzaden responded
to questions from the committee.
05:53:33 PM  
Suzie Brundage, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:57:46 PM  
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:00:39 PM  
Renee Larrarte, representing Women's Lobby
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:02:38 PM  
Melissa Jaure, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:05:05 PM  
Ming Moss Burg Tang, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:08:54 PM  
Bruce Norikane, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:11:10 PM  
Joan Lutz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:17 PM  
Ramesh Bhatt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:37 PM  
Mr. Bhatt responded to questions from the committee.
06:18:09 PM  
Bryon Becknar, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
06:21:21 PM  
Ken Lish, Superior Town Trustee, testified
in support of the bill.
06:23:22 PM  
Josh Joswick, representing the Earthworks
Oil and Gas Accountability Project, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:39 PM  
Emily Geodeon, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:45 PM  
Ms. Geodeon, Mr. Joswick, and Mr. Lish responded to questions from the committee.
06:38:24 PM  
Connie Hass, representing herself, testified
remotely from Trinidad State Junior College against the bill.
06:42:11 PM  
Luis Lopez, Las Animas County Commissioner,
testified remotely from Trinidad State Junior College against the bill.
06:44:43 PM  
Felix Lopez, Las Animas County Comissioner,
testified remotely from Trinidad State Junior College against the bill.
06:47:15 PM  
Penny Bieber, representing herself, testified
remotely from Trinidad State Junior College in support of the bill.
06:50:10 PM  
Commissioner F. Lopez responded to questions from the committee.
06:51:49 PM  
Pam Glasco, representing Americans for
Prosperity, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College against the bill.
06:55:10 PM  
Christi Zeller, representing the Energy
Council, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College against the bill.
06:57:07 PM  
Mae Morley, representing herself, testified
remotely from Fort Lewis College against the bill.
06:59:36 PM  
Malynda Nelsen, representing herself, testified
remotely from Fort Lewis College against the bill.

07:01:38 PM  
Mike Larson, facilitator for Fort Lewis
College, read the testimony for Regina Lopez.
07:04:22 PM  
Pam Glasco at Fort Lewis College read the
testimony of Charles Minkler and Judy Spady.
07:09:48 PM  
Bill Becker, representing the Loveland
Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
07:12:00 PM  
Barb Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner,
testified against the bill and provided a handout (Attachment C).
07:14:37 PM  
Jamie Godvin, representing the Greeley
Realtor's Association, testified against the bill.
07:16:24 PM  
Rich Warner, representing Upstate, testified
against the bill.
07:20:11 PM  
Ms. Godvin, Mr. Warner, and Commissioner
Kirkmeyer responded to questions from the committee.
07:30:20 PM  
Neil Ray, representing the Colorado Alliance
of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified against the bill and distributed
a handout (Attachment D).
07:34:29 PM  
Brett Moore, representing the Colorado
Association of Conservation Districts, testified against the bill.

07:35:45 PM  
Sandra Solin, representing the Northern
Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified against the bill.
07:38:06 PM  
Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado
Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
07:39:50 PM  
Mr. Skewes and Mr. Ray responded to committee
questions.
07:57:55 PM  
Leslie Robinson, representing herself,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support
of the bill.
08:00:49 PM  
Lawernce Forman, representing himself,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support
of the bill.
08:01:44 PM  
Konnie Billgren, representing herself,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support
of the bill.
08:03:34 PM  
Lisa Piering, representing herself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction against the bill.
08:05:04 PM  
Callie Hendrickson, representing the White
River Conservation District, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University
- Grand Junction against the bill.  
08:07:40 PM  
Ms. Billgren and Representative Caraveo
responded to questions from the committee.
08:09:31 PM  
Rebekah Scarrow, representing the Grand
Junction Relators Association, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University
- Grand Junction against the bill.
08:11:51 PM  
Jeffery Terry, representing himself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support the
bill.
08:13:56 PM  
Karen Sjoberg, representing Citizen's for
Clean air, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction
in support of the bill.
08:15:36 PM  
Thomas Phillips, representing himself,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support
of the bill.
08:17:57 PM  
Ian Roche, representing himself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction in support of the
bill.
08:20:43 PM  
Kirby Wynn, the Oil and Gas Liaison for
Garfield County, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand
Junction against the bill.
08:23:32 PM  
Jeff Rector, Rio Blanco County Commissioner,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction against
the bill
.
08:24:58 PM  
Eric Calrson, Exective Director of Northwest
Colorado Oil and Gas, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University
- Grand Junction against the bill.
08:27:28 PM  
Bonnie Peterson, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa
University - Grand Junction against the bill.
08:30:00 PM  
Nina Anderson, representing herself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction against the bill.
08:32:53 PM  
Troy Redding, representing the Western
Colorado Alliance, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand
Junction in support of the bill.
08:36:21 PM  
Duncan McArthur, representing the Grand
Junction City Council, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University
- Grand Junction against the bill.
08:38:49 PM  
Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction against
the bill.






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