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March 22, 2017

Boulder County Commissioners to review oil and gas development regulations – Thursday, March 23

Public Meeting of the County Commissioners to consider proposed Land Use Code amendments addressing oil and gas development within unincorporated Boulder County

Boulder County, Colo.
- Public Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) regarding Docket DC-16-0004: Amendments to Oil and Gas Development Regulations addressing oil and gas development within the Boulder County Land Use Code.

Action Requested: Discussion and action.
Date/Time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Location: Commissioners Hearing Room, Third Floor, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder (map)

Documents for review before the Thursday, March 23 meeting:

Public testimony regarding this docket was taken at the BOCC public hearing on March 14. No additional public testimony will be taken on March 23. Comments may be emailed to


Boulder County’s objective is to protect the county's public health, safety, welfare, and the environment to the maximum extent permitted by law. As such, the county is concerned about the potential for expanded oil and gas development in unincorporated Boulder County and intends to adopt appropriate and stringent local restrictions to mitigate the impacts of these activities.

The county has had a moratorium in place through May 1, 2017 on the processing of oil and gas development applications while the draft regulations are being developed.

For more history and details about this issue, please visit the Oil & Gas Development webpage at