Oil and gas company sues Colorado, argues $113 million remediation price tag is illegal
By: Scott Weiser
“This is one of those cases where the old axiom of bad facts sometimes makes bad law,” he told The Denver Gazette. “One of the things that I think is at play here is the commission’s thought, whether articulated or not, that Kaufmann is, for lack of a better term, a bad actor, and that in one way or another that has informed their position on some things in several ways.”
Luellen was alluding to a lawsuit filed by the company against the commission on March 2, 2023, protesting an order shutting down the company’s operations because of a dispute over contamination at a number of its wells, and, the commission said, the company’s “historic, persistent, and consistent lack of compliance.”
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