Government Accountability

Elected Officials Still Test Colorado Open Meetings Laws


Colorado Common Cause released over 450 pages of documents obtained under open records requests in three states regarding a March 27th, closed-door meeting on oil shale in Vernal, Utah.

The records confirm that the meeting was indeed organized to create a political and legal strategy to support a Bush-era oil shale plan on western public lands.


Press Releases

June 14, 2012

May 1, 2012

Audio Recordings


Open session of March 27 Meeting in Vernal


County Records


Sign in sheet from Vernals meeting


List of attendees


Handwritten notes about legal strategy from Garfield County


NEW - Email Accouncing Resolution

NEW - Resolution 1

NEW - Resolution 2


Garfield County

Record 1

Record 2

Record 3


NEW - Tom Jankovsky Emails - Oil Shale Contacts

NEW - Mike Samson Email - Agenda Email

NEW - John Martin Email - Agenda Email


Moffat County



Rio Blanco




Duchesne County



Uintah County

Record 1

Record 2

Record 3

Record 4

Record 5

Record 6

Record 7


NEW - Uintah Emails


Lincoln County

Email from County Attorney

Record 1

Record 2

Record 3