Groups say state oil-gas regulators violated open meetings law during West Slope tours

The Denver Post: Members of conservation groups say the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission illegally kept the public and media out of tours of oil and gas sites and one group says it will seek an injunction if it happens again.

The commission, which regulates oil and gas, held public meetings on the West Slope on Tuesday through Thursday and took what the agenda referred to as educational field tours of well sites in Gunnison, Garfield and Jackson counties.

Members of community and conservation groups objected when the agenda initially didn’t identify the sites and then the commission didn’t allow the public or media to join.

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