In Colorado, Senate Bill 181 of 2019, a piece of legislation intended to increase local control and implement a moratoria on natural gas and oil projects in Colorado, was introduced and passed in the State Senate this month. This follows on the heels of Proposition 112, the proposition that would have mandated 2,500-foot statewide setback, and essentially ended oil and gas development in Colorado. Although the proposition was defeated on the November ballot, the Democratic lead state legislature looks to drastically reshape the state's oil and gas regulations in the current legislative session. Senate Bill 181 would update the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, giving localities the ability to institute stricter rules than the state, and pausing permitting until rules on health and safety go into effect (which could take months or years). This week, the controversial bill passed the House Finance Committee, the Bill will now head to the House Appropriations Committee before a full vote in the Colorado House.