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Ratholer - the middle line is already identified. i.e develop oil and gas in moffat county in appropriate areas while protecting our clean air, clean water, wilderness, and wildlife populations. It can be done, but industry (and our reluctant Commissioners) need to move into the 21st century and buy in as well. Nobody should be given a blank check because they claim to be providing jobs. Especially when most these jobs are filled by Texans (see the article on landmen in Moffat County) or by people already working for the companies in nearby Rio Blanco County, the Vernal area, or Rock Springs. Besides, how many jobs will be lost if our elk/mule deer herds crash (like they did in Pinedale, WY and like they're doing in the Piceance Basin)?
is Jean Stetson referring to the special interest groups like Colorado Cattleman's Association? How about the special interest groups like Shell Oil or the Colorado Oil and Gas Association? I too get nervous when I hear these special interest groups propose ideas for our river.
I think by "community input" she means "Moffat County Commissioners, Natural Resources Director, and out-of-state Big Oil's input".
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.
“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.
Craig has lost a free-thinker that set himself apart from the sheep.
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.
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.
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.
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