Conservation Group Says Oil and Gas Rules Will Benefit All Coloradans
New law is designed to protect Colorado's water, land, wildlife and communities in light of the state's unprecedented energy boom
BOULDER, CO -- Gov. Bill Ritter is expected today to sign into law new oil and gas rules designed to protect Colorado's water, land, wildlife and communities in light of the state's unprecedented energy boom. Commenting on the rules, Steve Torbit, the National Wildlife Federation's regional executive director for the Rocky Mountain region, said:
"These rules prove that wildlife protection and responsible energy development are not mutually exclusive."
"Gov. Ritter's foresight and the legislature's leadership two years ago in unanimously calling for new oil and gas rules will benefit all Coloradans for generations."
"The rules that the current legislature passed reflect a spirit of compromise and enjoy broad support from more than 70 hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation organizations across Colorado."
The National Wildlife Federation is America's conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
- Blair Johnson, National Wildlife Federation, 303-887-9429, firstname.lastname@example.org