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Gov. Hickenlooper orders statewide review of oil and gas operations
DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called for a statewide review of oil and gas operations after the disclosure that an abandoned gas flow line caused the house explosion and fire in Firestone that killed two people and injured one. The governor made the announcement in a statement. Public safety is paramount. We are assessing whether these operations were conducted in compliance with state law and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) rules. We also have issued a directive requiring oil and gas operators statewide to undertake the following actions: