Opinion: Oil and gas bankruptcies are problematic for Colorado taxpayers

In the early morning hours of June 15, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. filed its long-awaited bankruptcy in federal district court.

I say “long-awaited” because my organization has been litigating cases against Extraction since January 2019, and we have raised numerous concerns about the financial viability of the company in front of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).

The COGCC is the state agency that is supposed to protect public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources above the interests of oil and gas operators.

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Opinion: Oil and gas bankruptcies are problematic for Colorado taxpayers

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