Petition: COGCC is unconstitutional

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The COLORADO OIL & GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (COGCC) statutes illegally altered the Colorado Constitution @ ART. V, Sec. 35, ART. XX, Sec. 6 without the “Consent of the Governed”. Therefore, Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado General Assembly have violated their Constitutional Oaths and must convene a special Constitutional Convention to remedy the unconstitutional COLORADO OIL & GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION statutes.

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Last May, Silt resident Carl McWilliams proposed a federal class action to sue Governor Hickenlooper and the COGCC in federal district court in Denver to challenge the constitutionality of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. McWilliams was frustrated with the COGCC and CDPHE for overlooking Williams Midstream’s negligence in the Parachute Creek benzene spill.

COGCC Executive Director Matt Lepore (l) and Williams VP & General Manager Dave Keylor respond to questions about the Parachute Creek spill at Energy Advisory Board meeting - Thursday night in Rifle

COGCC Executive Director Matt Lepore (l) and Williams VP & General Manager Dave Keylor [r] respond to questions about the Parachute Creek spill at Energy Advisory Board meeting – April 4, 2013

In addition, McWilliams said he was shocked when Governor Hickenlooper threatened to sue the citizens of Ft. Collins and Longmont if their local officials refused to lift their drilling/fracking moratoriums.

Five things Gov. Hickenlooper did to put oil & gas industry ahead of Colorado’s health and water

Frackenlooper-ColoradoAccording to McWilliams: “Regrettably and with complete disillusionment of the true motives of Governor Hickenlooper, Matt Lepore and the COGCC, I have decided the only remedy left for We the People of Colorado is to go to federal court and sue Hickenlooper and the COGCC, and to thereby reestablish the constitutional rule of law in our state.”

DRAFT: Federal Class Action Complaint Constitutional – Controversy

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2 Comments on “Petition: COGCC is unconstitutional”

  1. Beth Strudley Says:

    Thanks Carl, you’re the bomb! Signed.

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