‘Shine a Light’ ad campaign calls for county transparency
2012-06-28
A new ad campaign by the Checks and Balances Project calls on county commissioners in Colorado and Utah to stop closed-door meetings with oil shale lobbyists on the taxpayer dime. “The public business should be done in public. We launched today’s ad campaign to ‘Shine a Light’ on the backroom deals with oil shale companies… Read more »
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Colorado congressmen continue putting donors before families
2012-05-16
Matt Garrington, Denver-based co-director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding today’s markup of three bills sponsored by Colorado House Republicans that would create more giveaways to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Reps. Doug Lamborn, Scott Tipton, and Mike Coffman should have… Read more »
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Oil & gas industry continues rampant speculation on public lands
2012-05-15
Today, the Interior Department released a report which shows that the oil and gas industry continues to hold millions of acres of leased lands and waters where neither production or exploration activities are being conducted. The report comes ahead of a legislative package of land giveaways by three Colorado Congressman which is up for a… Read more »
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Colorado politicians fast track new giveaways to donor oil companies
2012-04-26
Matt Garrington, Denver-based co-director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding today’s hearing on Colorado House Republicans’ three bills to give away more of the West to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Reps. Lamborn, Tipton and Coffman are doing a great job… Read more »
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Colorado House GOP pander for more oil and gas lobby dollars
2012-04-19
Matt Garrington, Co-Director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding the introduction of Colorado House Republicans’ three bills to give away more of the West to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Colorado House Republicans clearly know who is in charge of the… Read more »
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Oil Shale Bingo hits DC
2011-11-16
On Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will again meet to discuss energy’s “fool’s gold,” oil shale. For a century, the oil and gas industry, and the politicians they support, have turned to the rock that burns whenever they want to distract from high oil prices or tout a new “jobs… Read more »
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Having your cake and eating it too…
2011-10-18
Ted Zukoski at unEarthed compares the oil and gas industry to a hungry, angry baby in his blog post today examining Secretary Salazar’s and the BLM’s latest decision to protect Colorado’s Vermillion Basin while allowing drilling on the vast majority of lands in the area. “Meet the oil and gas industry in Colorado, the crybaby… Read more »
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9 FACTS ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
2011-09-26
In a news release earlier today, the Western Energy Alliance claims that “Colorado BLM offered a shockingly low four parcels in 2011” for oil and gas leasing. They failed to mention that Colorado BLM is set to auction an additional 54 parcels covering more than 41,700 acres. And, there are several million acres leased in… Read more »
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