COGCC: Site tours not subject to open-meeting laws

The Daily Sentinel: When the five-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission visits industry sites in Garfield County today, local citizen activist Leslie Robinson would like to tag along.

“I want to know … what the commissioners will know. I want to see what they’re going to see. I want to hear what they’re going to hear because they’re going to base future decisions on that information,” Robinson said Tuesday.

But Robinson wasn’t sure Tuesday whether she’d bother trying to join in on the tours after an attorney representing the COGCC notified her and other activists that the commission tours this week in the Paonia area on Tuesday, Garfield County today and Jackson County on Thursday are educational and not subject to the state open-meetings law.

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