first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Denver Post:Erin Martinez was at a news conference in February when Colorado legislative leaders and Gov. Jared Polis announced a bill that would make sweeping changes to how oil and gas are regulated. And she and her family had a front-row seat as Polis signed the bill into law Tuesday.Martinez was one of the strongest supporters of Senate Bill 19-181, which changes the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body for the industry. She spoke during a news conference and testified in hearings for the bill’s overarching goal — putting public health, safety and the environment first when considering oil and gas development.As he prepared to sign the bill, Polis said he hoped the new law will end the conflicts over the drilling that has increased in more populated areas. “Today, with the signing of this bill, it is our hope that the oil and gas wars that have enveloped our state are over and the winner is all of us,” Polis said.The bill makes protecting public health and safety and the environment a priority when considering oil and gas projects. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body, would no longer be charged with fostering development.It also allows cities and counties to regulate oil and gas development under their planning and land-use powers, something communities have requested as drilling has increased in and near the growing cities and counties north and east of Denver.The oil and gas commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will start writing rules to implement several portions of the new law. Some of the rules are expected to take up to a year to develop. The public will have opportunities to weigh in.More: Gov. Jared Polis ushers in new era of drilling regulation, but are “oil and gas wars” over? Colorado governor signs legislation overhauling state’s oil and gas development ruleslast_img read more

first_img “We have quite an experienced squad with such as Liam Finn, Bob Beswick and Scott Grix all involved and we only have three uncapped players in Gareth Gill, Oli Roberts and Joe Keyes, so we are pretty settled.” Ireland open their campaign with a game against France in Albi on October 17 before playing Scotland in Galashiels and then ending the campaign at home to Wales in their new home at Bray. Ireland squad: G Gill (Ballynahinch), E Cosgrove, S Hesketh (Batley), J Mendeika (Bradford), S Grix, O Roberts (both Huddersfield), L Finn (Castleford), L Ambler, B Johnston (Halifax), G McNally, B Beswick (both Leigh), J Keyes (London Broncos), C Dunne (Longhorns RL), W Hope (Oldham), G O’Keeffe (Oxford), B Hargreaves, D Bridge, M Hadden (all Rochdale), C Mulkeen (Gloucester All Golds), D Allen (Whitehaven), C Roche (York). Ireland coach Mark Aston has included eight members of his 2013 World Cup team in his 21-man squad for the 2015 European Championship. Castleford half-back Liam Finn and Huddersfield full-back Scott Grix are among those returning after missing last year’s event through injury while London Broncos half-back Joe Keyes gets his first call. “It’s great to have a number of players back in the squad,” said Aston. “We were very unlucky last year to lose out in the Euros on points difference and will be looking to put that right in this year’s competition. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: PRINCE Charles and Camilla have left Donegal this evening after a visit to Glenveagh National Park.Escorted by the head gardener at Glenveagh, Sean O Gaoithin, The Prince and The Duchess visited the Walled Garden, where they were told about Glenveagh’s involvement in conservation programmes, including a seedbank programme.There was also an opportunity for the couple to see how the garden has developed over the last century. The Prince and The Duchess spent some time at the Boathouse Rooftop to see the magnificent views of the lough.The Duchess later met staff and pupils from Glenveagh Educational Centre who spent the day doing a project on bogland conservation.Pictures: Maxwells ROYAL VISIT: PICTURE SPECIAL FROM GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: May 25th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:camillacharlesdonegalglenveagh national parkJoe McHughtourismlast_img read more