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Las Animas County Commissioners ask Gov. Polis to oppose oil and gas bill

Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 06, 2019

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY- The Board of County Commissioners in Las Animas County wants to see Governor Polis veto a bill that could have a big impact on the oil and gas industry in the state.

SB19-181 was introduced by Senate Democrats and received criticism for how quickly it made its way through the legislature.

At a meeting on Wednesday, Las Animas County Commissioners presented a letter they will send to Governor Polis asking for his support to oppose the bill.

In the letter, commissioners say the bill would have a “devastating impact on counties, school districts, and special districts, and other agencies that depend on oil and gas property and severance tax revenues.”