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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.

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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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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