Hickenlooper talks natural resources

By: Rob Hughes Email
By: Rob Hughes Email

Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke to the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists at its annual meeting.

He believes Colorado has an abundance of natural resources which can stimulate our economy and create jobs. He also answered questions regarding the relationship between government and business.

The governor-- himself a former geologist-- says the best way to work with the opposition is to listen, and he wants to alleviate public concern over fracking in Colorado.

"We want to diminish that, and one way to do that is say alright, here's what's in frack fluids, and we can still protect the trade secrets. Coca-cola is the most valuable secret formula on earth, and yet they still have the ingredients, so that's what we've done, and the industry has been great," said Hickenlooper.

The governor also addressed the current presidential attack ads in Colorado. He cited his campaign for governor, when he avoided attack ads, and said the point of them is to instill fear in the voting public.

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