CRED: State Oil & Gas Regulation Commission Reveals Flagrant Bias

DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the agency charged with overhauling Colorado’s energy production regulations, is supposed to be unbiased and fair, not biased and unfair.

According to CBS4, the COGCC inadvertently sent an email to Colorado oil and gas workers that referred to Colorado’s energy companies as “Snake Oil Inc,” and “666,” among other derogatory names.


The commission is in the middle of conducting hearings ahead of an expected November formal vote to finalize new energy production regulations. 

“The inadvertent emails reveal what the COGCC really thinks of the industry that powers every other industry in Colorado, America and the world,” said Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development spokesperson Laurie Cipriano. “Colorado’s energy industry powers renewable energy too, including electric cars, wind turbines and solar facilities.”

“We agree with Governor Polis that the emails were unacceptable. Government agencies and commissions should treat its citizens with respect,” Cipriano continued. “In Colorado, we expect professionalism and objectivity and ask this commission to work with all stakeholders to protect people, not demean them. We hope the commission will take the necessary steps to ensure the agency has a positive and respectful culture.”

For more information about CRED – Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development visit https://www.cred.org/

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.