Board Signs on to Boulder County Amicus Curiae Brief
The Board approved a resolution authorizing the Town Attorney to sign on behalf of the Town a Motion for Leave to file an Amicus Curiae Brief In opposition to the Petition For Writ of Certiorari and an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of the respondents/appellants and among a grant of Certiorari in Colorado Oil And Gas Conservation Commission V. Martinez.
BACKGROUND: Boulder County has asked if the Town of Erie would have an interest in signing on to their Amicus Curiae Brief. They are trying to get interested cities and counties to join in submitting the amicus brief urging the Colorado Supreme Court not to grant certiorari and review the Martinez v. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) opinion.
The Court of Appeals ruled in Martinez that the COGCC must make all of its oil and gas development decisions, including in rule-makings, subject to the “protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.”