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15 February 2011
at 9:30 a.m.
Interesting how the Commissioners for years have been pushing oil and gas as the “silver bullet” to Moffat County's economy…but the actual companies who do this development continue to stress that any economic benefit will be slow and drawn out—if they even find economically feasible oil in the first place. Thanks Mr. Tucker—your straight talk is something this county needs.
1 February 2011
at 5:31 p.m.
“I think we need to ask him if they are going to give incentives for new energy — wind, solar — they should (then give incentives) for clean coal technology and make it fair across the board,” he said.
Mathers needs to do his homework…oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily subsidized industries we have in our country. If he truly wants it to be “fair across the board” then he should be advocating that we stop subsidizing these old-fashioned industries…or at least subsidized the cleaner energies that don't have the equivalent negative externalities that coal, natural gas, and oil have.
24 January 2011
at 10:34 a.m.
Craig has lost a free-thinker that set himself apart from the sheep.
3 January 2011
at 1:11 p.m.
Same old, same old for Moffat County. Can we please get some new blood? These choices all come from the good ol boys club…don't ask, don't tell, just make sure they all get what they want, not what is best for our community. Garbage.
25 December 2010
at 9:43 p.m.
Great idea! Then maybe you'll have to ration that computer use of yours and it'll save us all from these ridiculous and paranoid comments that you leave at the base of virtually every article that CDP publishes.
13 September 2010
at 1:02 p.m.
Very well said. Unfortunately, because your argument is logical and based on facts, not fear, it will be instantly ignored by Moffat County and their masters in the oil and gas industry.
30 August 2010
at 11:21 a.m.
Great job Scott. Our public lands in Moffat County are world class, and deserved to be protected and lauded. I agree that we can balance energy development with protecting these amazing resources. It would sure be nice if our Commissioners, and their staff, would listen to your message of the value, benefits, and accessibility of the amazing public lands in Moffat County like Vermillion Basin. Instead, they refer to these places as “nothing more than barren rock” and argue that they should all be open to drilling and development. Luckily, they'll be on the wrong side of history on this one. Thanks.
25 June 2010
at 10:11 a.m.
Hey taxslave - Do you even ead the articles or do you just skip to the bottom to post your comments? Yes, reading the article means you might have to look up the big words, but trust me, it'll really help you're argument if you take the time to read what you're posting about.
People like to live here because we have healthy and accessible natural resources and recreation opportunities, along with jobs. What is important is that we work to continue to protect these resources and recreational opportunities, while also leaving some behind for our kids and our kid's kids. If we have a great time living in Craig, but take it all and leave nothing for our future, we'll continue to see our young people moving away as soon as they're old enough. And those that will be moving here won't be here for the long haul, just outsiders looking to capitalize on our shortsidedness before taking their profits and moving on to the next community they can hoodwink.
6 April 2010
at 12:32 p.m.
Only in Craig will somebody be torn down after she politely asks for our fellow citizens to help somebody in need…what a joke. Helping “our own”—whatever that means—and helping the people of Haiti are not mutually exclusive. Close-minded and knee-jerk idiots like the above commenters are the reason so many people are in need, in Craig, in the US, and around the world. Instead of adding a political spin to your response, why not simply commend the effort and courage it takes to help somebody less fortunate than yourself, and maybe, just maybe, ask what you can do to help.
2 March 2010
at 8:20 a.m.
Wow. Another completely one-sided article on the oil and gas industry from our local fishwrap. This old yarn about the state's oil and gas regulations driving business out of the state has been proven false again and again in many of our state's more objective newspapers (and more respected…funny how that works). Even the Grand Junction Sentinel took the time to seek out the facts (more wells permitted in Colorado than ANY of its neighboring states; almost twice as many wells drilled in Colorado than Wyoming—a state unencumbered by Colorado's “dreaded” state oil and gas regulations).
The Craig Daily Press has a responsibility to print the news. And yes, obvious hyperbole and misstatements like those of Mr. Baumgartner and Mr. Mathers in this article are certainly newsworthy. But by simply printing the quotes, and not seeking out the real facts to either prove or disprove these statements, the Daily Press fails to provide journalism, while simply providing propaganda instead.
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