I have enjoyed reading Ed Quillen’s columns in the Sunday Denver Post for some time. As such, I should link to his material more often. So here’s my first public shout out: keep up the good work, Ed!
Ed’s piece yesterday dealt with the rules under consideration by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The oil and gas industry, as Ed notes, has bought full page newspaper ads, as well as tv and radio ads. All are intentionally misleading. All are emotionally charged. Ed’s bottom line: if the extractive industry can’t follow simple rules set up to protect Colorado’s property (wildlife and water), the industry should do business elsewhere. One critical fact Ed brings up is that the oil and natural gas drilling industry wants to do on our lands will send those resources to out of state markets where they can be sold for a higher profit. And Coloradans are expected to trip over themselves to make it happen.
Go read his piece. It’s well worth your time.