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Crystal Nelson
A drilling rig is seen near 136th Avenue outside Brighton in this June 2014 file photo.
Special groundwater protections issued for wells, water sources in Brighton

BRIGHTON — New rules specifically issued for Brighton are aimed at protecting groundwater as new oil and gas drilling sites pop up along the city's borders.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously passed a new ordering requiring setbacks from existing water wells and water sources connected to Brighton's water supply on July 28.

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