Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and property rights owners hostED discussion concerning proposed Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission setback rule

ARVADA, Colo. – On Wednesday, September 23, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Terry Fankhauser will host a dialogue and discussion with impacted Colorado land and mineral rights owners concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s proposed 2,000-foot setback rule.

The Commission’s proposal, which comes just two years after Colorado voters resoundingly rejected a similar ballot measure, stands to impact rural Coloradans in a manner that the Commission has failed to consider. This discussion will introduce a number of such Coloradans who depend upon oil and gas revenues to provide for their families, pay medical bills, and pursue economic freedom. It will likewise affirm the crucial, interdependent relationship between the agricultural community and the oil and gas industry, a bond which predates Colorado’s statehood.

The proposed rules follow last year’s passage of Senate Bill 181, at which time Governor Jared Polis declared that “the oil and gas wars that have enveloped our state are over.”

WHO:  Terry Fankhauser, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president

Impacted land and mineral rights owners:

·       Susie Magnuson, Weld County rancher

·       Tom Compton, Hesperus rancher and royalty owner; past CCA president and past COGCC chairman

·       Joe Wigginton, Mead mineral rights owner

WHAT: Discussion and dialogue concerning proposed COGCC 2,000-foot setback rule
WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) mission is to serve as the state’s premier cattlemen’s association that serves as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production. CCA accomplishes this through its vision of “advancing the legacy” of beef production for our members by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that provides growth and opportunity for future generations. CCA’s commitment lies within these core competencies: government affairs, issues management, communication and outreach, and member services and benefits.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian 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.