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Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Thornton

Citation: 48 ELR 20067
No. 2017 CV 31640, (Colo. Dist. Ct., 04/24/2018)

A Colorado court, on motions for summary judgment, held that state and federal law preempt portions of a city ordinance concerning the regulation of oil and gas development within its boundaries. The provisions for minimum setbacks prohibit what state regulations would allow. As such, they are preempted and void....

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