Author: Vital Staff

Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports Helps Western Slope

When Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed his support for the Jordan Cove Energy Project, he joined the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, and West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association in citing the potential economic benefits of the project to western Colorado.

House Rep. Dan Nordberg – Lifting Ban on Crude Oil Exports Boosts Security

Protection. It’s a powerful motivator. It’s why we fund defense and intelligence to keep us safe from those in the world who don’t share our values and wish us harm. It’s why we lock our doors at night to provide confidence and comfort for our loved ones. It’s the motivation behind keeping us from exporting…

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DBJ: Colorado Business Groups Seek End to U.S. Ban on Crude Oil Exports

More than 90 economic development groups, businesses and elected officials from across Colorado have signed a letter to the state’s Congressional delegation calling on them to support lifting a national ban on crude oil exports. The signees include the business coalition Vital for Colorado, the Colorado Bankers Association, the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry…

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Moore: Bipartisan Leaders Build Support for Fracking

Bipartisan Leaders Build Support for Fracking By Peter Moore, Vital for Colorado Board Chair   “Our regulations are based on health and safety, not politics.” This statement made by Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer set the stage for a recent bipartisan event hosted by Vital for Colorado, a coalition of over 35,000 individuals and local…

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Statesman: Hick, Gardner Talk Energy Future

Gov. John Hickenlooper told a crowd of energy industry and civic leaders on Wednesday that he doesn’t expect restrictions on hydraulic fracturing and drilling to reach the ballot next year. The former geologist contended that enthusiasm for anti-fracking measures has ebbed since a year ago, when ballot measures were at the center of hotly contested…

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