Top Colorado court rebuffs health, safety groups on oil-gas; Aurora lawmaker calls for legislative action

The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.

Aurora House Rep. Mike Weissman, who represents the area where the Jamaso oil and gas site will go, said he was disappointed in the ruling.

“This decision underscores the need for the legislature to take action to address Coloradans’ health and safety concerns by updating our outdated state law,” he said. “I am optimistic that the legislature will be able to do that this session.”

Top Colorado court rebuffs health, safety groups on oil-gas; Aurora lawmaker calls for legislative action