Local Business Supports Proposed Halt on Oil and Gas Rules

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is siding with other local business leaders and the oil and gas industry seeking to put new drilling regulations on hold for 18–months.

A representative from the chamber says that the community is already seeing economic effects from the new oil and gas rules passed just last month.
The rules have yet to be implemented and the moratorium would keep it that from happening until July of 2010.

Ryan Longman head of the Governmental Affairs department within the chamber says that the rules should not be implemented until economic conditions improve. The legislature now needs to review the final rules before voting on the moratorium. The senate bill is backed by house representative Laura Bradford.

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  • by db Location: collbran on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    This is stupid. The down turn is because of the price of gas. That's all. We live in the middle of gas production, and know that these rules need to be inacted. Why would you think it's ok to pump a huge quantity of undisclosed material into the earth and think that it's ok? Or cause huge clouds of dust all day long? That's not why I live in Colorado.
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