A few days ago, I wrote about the oil and gas industry threatening to take their ball home, claiming that in the discussions leading up to writing development regulations, they had been left out in the cold. I called b.s. then and now there’s another side to the story.
In fact, it might be the case that the industry decided not to show up to those discussions by their own volition.
“But in a letter to COGA, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Harris Sherman and Commission Acting Director David Neslin said the energy industry chose not to comment on the creation of a predraft proposal for the new rules. “
The folks in the energy industry are clever – they have practiced handling corporate stenographers for years. They are also good at trying to sway public opinion in their favor. Note all the ‘green action’ ads energy corporations are running recently. Sure, they extract fossil fuels, but they’re trying really hard to help provide renewables to market too. Sure, in the face of record profit quarter after quarter, they’re trying really hard to develop new energy resource infrastructure. Their spending on marketing dwarfs those efforts, but no one in the “media” seems to want to delve into that little detail.
More on the media: they like to run these he said, she said kind of stories as if there’s substance there when really, there isn’t. Shameful.