Colorado Legislature approves new oil, gas rules

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - The Legislature has given final approval to new oil and gas regulations aimed at protecting wildlife and the environment.
The senate passed the new rules Wednesday with all Democrats voting yes and all Republicans opposed. The rules now go to Gov. Bill Ritter, who made the regulatory overhaul a priority after
taking office two years ago.
Republicans say the rules will kill energy jobs in the middle of the recession.
But Democratic Sen. Chris Romer says he thinks the newly constituted oil and gas commission and new rules will pass the “son-in-law test” - they won't be as good as environmentalists hope but not as bad as opponents fear.
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  • by voting taxpayer Location: colorado on Mar 25, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    I'm so ashamed to be a american.Can you believe these guys.Their still voting on DAVASTING nine million arce.Come on people we got to do something.God we need a HERO.
  • by TR Location: Grand Junction on Mar 25, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Are you seriously worried about what the oil and gas does to the wildlife?? Seriously if you want to keep up deer and elk population quit having people drive in colorado. There are more animals killed in Colorado due to motorists than you can even blame oil and gas for if you were really streching it out. These people are idiots, why do they want to further cripple colorado's economy. Our state is going broke and if we get rid of oil and gas taht is a lot more money that we will not have. I wish they really would visit sites and see how it works other than just taking someone that is going to blow everything out of porportion. How does another 1000 coloradan's laid off sound to you guys?
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