The U.S. House passed a sweeping energy package Thursday that Alison Gannett, a farmer in the North Fork Valley, said puts “oil and gas companies first and Coloradans last.”
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FT. LUPTON — Standing in front of an oil derrick and a tanker truck, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration’s energy policies Wednesday, dismissing the fact that domestic oil production has gone up since the president took office.
A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him.
GOLDEN — A day before Republicans voice their presidential preferences in Colorado caucuses, Rick Santorum dismissed climate change as “a hoax” and advocated an energy plan heavy on fossil fuels.
The Bureau of Land Management proposed a sharp cut Friday in the acreage available for oil shale and tar sands leasing in the West, including a 90 percent reduction of potential land in Colorado.
Several conservation, sportsmen and wildlife groups in Colorado asked the state’s three gubernatorial candidates, Democrat John Hickenlooper, Republican Dan Maes and American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo, nine questions covering a number of issues specifically relating to the economy, wildlife,…
Georgia U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is a doctor and an over-the-top Congressional rhetorician. He likened the effort to reform health care to the effort to free the salves– and that was a comparison meant to suggest the effort was…
Add this news to the numerous reasons oil exploration and production are down on the Western Slope. From Slate.com’s The Big Money:
“A welcome-back party for Big Oil” is how the Wall Street Journal today sums up the Iraqi government plan to open up its oil fields to the highest bidders after three decades of tight control under Saddam Hussein. Starting next week, the Iraqi government will begin auctioning off contracts to foreign countries, opening up a market with 115 billion barrels in “proven reserves.” “If all goes according to plan in the first round, foreign oil companies will move in to help Iraq revive production at six developed fields that have suffered from years of war and neglect,” the newspaper writes.
House lawmakers announced a deal last night on their sweeping proposal to tackle climate change, but not before the bill’s sponsors were forced to bow once more to a polluting industry that would be affected by the proposal.
Two Democrats who lost out in a nasty election for the Garfield County board of commissioners last year say the main reason they were targeted by the oil and gas industry was something that happened earlier in 2008 in neighboring Rio Blanco County.