Oil and Gas Committee - Minutes
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Minutes of the Oil and Gas Committee Meeting
February 16, 2012
City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, Pikes Peak Conference Room
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Councilmember Val Snider, Chair
Councilmember Brandy Williams, Vice Chair – arrived at 10:00
Randy Case, O&G Committee Member – in person and via telephone at 10:05
Stephen Harris, O&G Committee Member
Michael Martin, O&G Committee Member
Jan Handke, O&G Committee Member
Chris Mendrop, O&G Committee Member
Jennifer Biever, Hogan Lovells
Steve Cox – Mayor’s Office – departed at 11:00
Ed McCord, O&G Committee Member
Councilmember Angela Dougan, Communications Lead
John Maynard, O&G Committee Member
Councilmember and Committee Chair Val Snider opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Introductions were made by all present.
Kevin Rein, Division of Water Resources – Water Resources and Oil and Gas Development in Colorado
Dan Pastor, TetraTech – COGA presentation on water for oil and gas exploration
Break– Reconvene at 10:05
Councilmember Snider asked the Committee to consider what they think would be important issues for Colorado Springs, as a city, to regulate.
Jennifer Biever, consultant from Hogan Lovells will provide a matrix regarding what can and cannot be regulated. Pre-emption is a big issue.
It was suggested that the Committee begin to organize the starting points based on concerns, then list those concerns and make recommendations.
A preliminary list of concerns includes:
It was suggested that the Committee consider a “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” approach to what the City can and cannot control.
It was suggested that the Committee better understand the LGD process.
It was suggested that the Committee hear from representatives from El Paso County regarding their experience with oil and gas regulations.
Jennifer Biever told the Committee that they would be suggesting policy not just for Banning Lewis Ranch, but for Colorado Springs as a whole.
It was decided to keep the meetings at 3 hours instead 4.
Actions for Next Meeting
The Committee will begin to hone in on what its concerns and abilities are regarding the recommendations it will present to City Council.
Committee Chair Val Snider adjourned the meeting at 11:40 a.m.
Next Meeting Feb. 23, 8:30-11:30, in the Pikes Peak Room of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903