On May 30, 2019, Governor Polis signed into law the "Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution", known as House Bill 19-1261, and codified in the Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act, largely at §§ 25-7-102 and -105, C.R.S. House Bill 19-1261 established statewide greenhouse gas reduction targets of: 26% by 2025, 50% by 2030, and 90% by 2050.
On September 30, 2020, State agencies made public the first draft of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap. The GHG Roadmap identified several sectors from which reductions will need to be realized to achieve Colorado's climate goals. Two of these sectors include emissions from the oil and gas industry: the Oil and Gas Fugitive Emissions Sector and the Industrial Sector.
On October 23, 2020, the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) issued the Resolution to Ensure Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Are Met in support of the roadmap.
On July 2, 2021, Governor Polis signed into law the "Environmental Justice Disproportionate Impacted Community", known as House Bill 21-1266, which is set forth required reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas industry under the O&G Sector and the Industrial Sector. These targets are:
- 36% reduction in the O&G Sector by 2025 (from 2005 baseline)
- 60% reduction in the O&G Sector by 2030 (from 2005 baseline)
- 20% reduction in the Industrial Sector (from 2015 baseline)
The Environmental Justice Act also requires CDPHE to prioritize near-term reductions of greenhouse gas and achieve reductions of greenhouse gas and co-pollutants in disproportionately impacted communities.
On December 17, 2021, the Air Quality Control Commission adopted revised and new requirements into Regulation 7, Part D and Regulation 22, Part B requiring reduction of greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions from oil and gas industry sources. Visit the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission website for more information on the rulemaking. Visit the Colorado Air Quality Regulations website to review the revised regulations.
- Frequently Asked Question, Volume 1 - Operator Implementation Information (coming soon).
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Past Stakeholder Meetings
- August 31, 2021 (Public Stakeholder Meeting)
- August 16, 2021 (Public Stakeholder Meeting)
- July 7, 2021 (Public Stakeholder Meeting)
- May 11, 2021 (Public Listening Session)
- March 25, 2021 (Public Stakeholder Meeting)
- March 4, 2021 (Public Listening Session)
- November 5, 2020