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Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:48 PM

Colorado House Republicans See Constituents As Impediments to Public Land Fracking and Drilling

Colorado House Republicans See Constituents As Impediments to Public Land Fracking and Drilling

Colorado’s Republican House Members Reps. Tipton, Coffman, Gardner, and Lamborn all just voted to cut Coloradans out of oil and gas decisions for public lands administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It's no wonder that the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy bill (HR 1965) is lauded in glowing terms by the industry press, like The Bakken Magazine, because it promises to:


…streamline the permitting process for energy development on federal lands while increasing the amount of total development. The bill, sponsored by Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill focuses on two main areas of federal lands energy development: leasing and permitting [to drill].

Stripped of the self-serving industry frame, however, it looks more like Colorado’s Republican House Members all voted for legislation that would limit citizen input and force American taxpayers to pay thousands of dollars to petition their government. It would also mandate leasing some of America’s best wildlife habitat for the still-fictitious resource of ‘oil shale;’ prohibit federal regulation or even study of fracking; and, generally ease the way for more drilling and fracking projects.



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- See more at: http://coloradopols.com/diary/52323/colorado-house-republicans-see-
constituents-as-impediments-to-public-land-fracking-and-drilling#more-52323


They want to see impediments, we'll give 'em impediments all right!

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gtar100 Dec 2013 #1

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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 04:58 AM

1. Voting Republican is the same as abdicating one's right to representation and

giving it to the wealthy. Because repugs vote only for the short term interests of wealthy people. Nothing more. Though they are voted in to represent a district, instead they take license to do whatever the highest bidder asks of them. No representation for the working class, no representation for the local community. None.

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