The two Colorado lawmakers leading the charge to clean up the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, were pleased by a federal advisory panel’s findings Thursday urging greater transparency and disclosure of the chemicals used in the process. But both warned much more needs to be done.
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Two years ago, former Colorado Sen. Tim Wirth delivered stern words to members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association at their annual conference: You blew it. The natural gas industry could have been part of the climate bill called Waxman-Markey, he said, but in fact it was mentioned just twice in more than 900 pages of legislation.
Gov. Bill Ritter today touted Colorado’s “New Energy Economy” as the keynote speaker at the “Good Jobs-Green Jobs” conference in Washington, D.C. – the first of three stops on a whirlwind one-day tour of the nation’s capital.
Telluride second-home owner and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is having her conservative street cred questioned for doing something that’s apparently a big no-no in the No-Bama GOP of 2009: Whitman gave money to environmental causes.