Majority Leader Fenberg’s Effort to Prioritize Health and Safety of Coloradans When Regulating Oil and Gas Operations Moves Forward

Denver, CO  After over seven hours of testimony, SB19-181, Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations, today passed the Senate Finance Committee with a vote of 4-3. In response, Majority Leader Steve Fenberg released the following statement.

“Changes to Colorado’s regulatory framework around oil and gas development are long overdue. I’m proud that so many Coloradans have come to the Capitol this week to voice their support for our effort to prioritize their health and safety. We’ve offered amendments every step of the way and continue to have substantive conversations with stakeholders everyday to make this bill better. l look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to pass legislation that will empower local communities across Colorado.”

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Senator Fenberg was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 2016 and currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader. Previously, he headed the nonprofit New Era Colorado and has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofits, Boulder Housing Working Group, and the City of Boulder Capital Improvement Taskforce. Senator Fenberg also owns and operates a small business in the historic town of Silver Plume. Steve has served on several committees and boards while in the Senate, including the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, the Governor’s Council on Blockchain Technology, and the Bipartisan Election Advisory Committee.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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