Longmont facing lawsuit over drilling regulations

Staff reports Updated: July 25, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: July 25, 2012

LONGMONT — Regulators have notified the city of Longmont the state intends to sue over the city's new oil and gas rules.

The state and several local communities have disagreed over what aspects of drilling communities each can regulate. The Colorado Supreme Court has said cities can't completely ban drilling but can regulate land use. The city defied the ruling and banned drilling in residential areas.

According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://bit.ly/OzvtzZ ), the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission told the state attorney general's office to file a complaint as soon as the new regulations take effect next week.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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