Author: Vital Staff

CBS: Rare Joint Appearance: Hickenlooper, Gardner Address Future of Oil & Gas

DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner made a rare joint appearance on Wednesday to address the future of oil and gas development in Colorado. The event was hosted by Vital for Colorado, a coalition of more than 35,000 business and civic leaders. The group is trying to get the politics…

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The Denver Post: Gov. Hickenlooper, Sen. Gardner Discuss Colorado’s Energy Future

Gov. John Hickenlooper told the state’s energy movers and shakers Wednesday that if there are fracking initiatives on the ballot in 2016 he doubts they will have “significant” money behind them. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, discussed Colorado’s energy future at a breakfast in downtown Denver. They agreed on many…

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Durango Herald: Governor: Fracking Concerns Fading

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday said he does not believe there is momentum to push a state ballot initiative that would crack down on the oil and gas industry. The Democrat spoke along with Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner at a breakfast in Denver hosted by industry leaders and supporters, including Vital for Colorado. “There…

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NEWS RELEASE: Hickenlooper, Gardner Talk Fracking

HICKENLOOPER, GARDNER TALK FRACKING DENVER (May 27, 2015) —  Today nearly 300 business and political leaders met downtown to discuss how the oil and gas industry supports Colorado’s economy and other opportunities for entrepreneurship. In front of a full crowd, attendees listened to bipartisan oil and gas proponents U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and Governor John…

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Williams: REAPING THE REWARDS OF FRACKED NATURAL GAS

Energy Independence. It’s no pipe dream. The U.S. recently surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas. As a result, the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) says U.S. oil imports will drop 20% by 2025. As oil imports fall, the U.S. is not only finally realizing the long-elusive…

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Nation’s Toughest Oil and Gas Rules Get Even Tougher

Board chair: ‘Energy Industry Worked Hard to Find Compromise that Works for Colorado’ DENVER (February 24, 2015) – Governor John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas today recommended changes to oil and gas rules that, if approved, would make the toughest energy rules in the United States even stronger. The task force moved forward…

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NEWS RELEASE: ‘Coloradans Against Fracking’ Exposes True Intent of Anti-Industry Groups

‘Coloradans Against Fracking’ Exposes True Intent of Anti-Industry Groups DENVER (February 24, 2015) – Vital for Colorado, a coalition of 35,000 Coloradans, businesses, civic leaders and trade associations that support the oil and gas industry, today issued the following statement about Coloradans Against Fracking, a new, anti-energy industry group that’s calling for a statewide ban…

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Vital for Colorado to Mayor Hancock, Denver City Council: Reject Fracking Ban Proposal

Vital for Colorado to Mayor Hancock, Denver City Council: Reject Fracking Ban Proposal   DENVER (February 16, 2015) – Vital for Colorado, a coalition of more than 35,000 Coloradans, businesses, civic leaders and trade organizations that support the oil and gas industry, today issued an open letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and City Council…

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NEWS RELEASE — Vital for Colorado Chairman: Don’t Let Anti-Science Extremists Destroy Denver’s Economy

Vital Chairman: Don’t Let Anti-Science Extremists Destroy Denver’s Economy “Don’t Frack Denver” Campaign Ignoring Facts, Science DENVER (February 10, 2015) — Vital for Colorado, a coalition of more than 35,000 Coloradans, businesses, civic leaders and trade organizations that support the oil and gas industry, released the following statement today regarding the new “Don’t Frack Denver”…

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Energy Global: Erie votes against fracking moratorium

The Board of Trustees of Erie, Colorado voted against imposing a moratorium on fracking in the Front Range town Tuesday evening. In the video-streamed event, the seven-member board consisting of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro-Tem and five trustees cast four votes against the one-year moratorium. Representatives from Encana Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. were present…

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