Month: May 2014

The Colorado Statesman: Schuller, Polis air their views

Foes on fracking drill away at each other 5/30/2014 By Peter Marcus Colorado’s top oil and gas advocate, Tisha Schuller, finally got her chance on Tuesday to drill away at U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who has become the face of a campaign that could lead to banning hydraulic fracturing across Colorado. Schuller, president of the…

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Over 2,400 Business and Community Leaders Statewide have Signed Vital For Colorado Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2014 Contact: Peter Moore (pmoore@polsinelli.com), Board Chairman Rachel Nance (rnance@lrrlaw.com), Senior Consultant  Over 2,400 Business and Community Leaders Statewide have Signed Vital For Colorado Pledge Coalition Supports Fracking, Opposes Bans  DENVER – Just a few short months after its formation, more than 2,400 businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, sportsmen organizations, agricultural…

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Loveland Reporter Herald: The sensible middle of the fracking debate

May 27, 2014 By Roy Romer and Bill Owens If you believe some political pundits, our nation is hopelessly divided. But as two former Colorado governors — one Democrat, one Republican — we think the pundits are wrong. True, the extreme voices in most debates get more media attention, but what the public really wants,…

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Pueblo Chieftain Guest Column: Shale revolution benefits us all

JENNIFER DIGGINS & PETER MOORE GUEST COLUMNISTS Published: May 25, 2014 For decades, Americans have witnessed the decline of U.S. manufacturing as more jobs were shipped overseas. After shedding 6 million manufacturing jobs in the last 15 years, the U.S. still remains near the 50-year low that it hit in 2010. This loss of industry…

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Denver Post: Colorado’s local-control compromise effort remains a steep climb

May 15, 2014 By Mark Jaffe Days after a failure by Colorado lawmakers to defuse a bitter controversy  over the issue of local control of oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper  and major players in the energy industry and business interests met this week  seeking  middle ground. Eleven proposed ballot initiatives now in the…

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Northern Colorado Business Report: Loveland chamber opposes proposed fracking moratorium

By Molly Armbrister  May 13, 2014  LOVELAND – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce last week said it will oppose Loveland’s proposed hydraulic fracturing moratorium, which is scheduled to be on the ballot during a municipal election in June. The chamber conducted “lengthy research” and reviewed studies on the subject of fracking before making its decision,…

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Denver Business Journal: Proposed oil and gas ballot measures are ‘stupid,’ former Colorado Gov. Romer says

Cathy Proctor May 8, 2014 Former Democratic Colorado Gov. Roy Romer is succinct in summing up his thoughts on the myriad of proposed state ballot issues that, if approved by voters, will write new regulations into the state’s constitution that affect the state’s oil, natural gas and business interests. They’re “stupid” and “dumb,” Romer said…

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Loveland Reporter Herald Guest Column: Oil, gas play a big role in local economy

By Don Marostica Posted:   05/06/2014 10:02:46 PM MDT Our picturesque city has been thrust center-stage into the debate over hydraulic fracturing. This June, we will be asked to vote on whether hydraulic fracturing, more commonly called fracking, should be allowed within Loveland’s city boundaries. The effects of having oil and gas operations taking place…

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Hickenlooper backs talks on oil & gas local-control bill, but isn’t sure bill will come

 http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2014/05/01/hickenlooper-backs-talks-on-oil-gas-local-control.html?page=all Ed Sealover | Denver Business Journal Oil and gas industry leaders who are working with legislators on a proposal to increase the regulatory authority of local governments have the support of Gov. John Hickenlooper in their efforts to find a solution — efforts the governor estimated Wednesday to have a “50/50” chance of producing a late-session bill. Several…

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