Adams County Enacts Oil & Gas Rules

DENVER (AP) – Adams County has enacted its own rules for oil and gas drilling, taking advantage of a new law that lets local governments impose tougher regulations than the state.   Adams County commissioners approved the rules Tuesday, including a requirement that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That’s double the state standard. Industry representatives called the rules unreasonable and accused the county of overstepping its authority.