December 11, 2017

Longmont Times-Call, John Fryar, December 6, 2017- Colorado’s cities and counties would get more authority to locally regulate oil and gas exploration and production within their boundaries under a proposed state law that Sen. Matt Jones plans to introduce. Jones, D-Louisville, said Wednesday that what he’s calling “the Protect Act” …

December 7, 2017

Surfrider Foundation, Angela Howe, December 5, 2017- “Preemption” is a legal term to describe when a higher authority takes control of a certain issue or area of regulation.  In the world of plastic pollution, preemption is when statewide legislation is used to take away a local city’s right to pass …

December 6, 2017

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Phil Kabler, December 4, 2017- Working from the premise that regulations hinder the economy, researchers from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University on Monday encouraged legislators to consider setting caps on the number of regulations state agencies can impose. “There’s increasing academic evidence that regulation, especially federal …