GOV. RITTER STATEMENT ON OIL SHALE P.E.I.S.

support the Natural Resources Defense Council- for the Grateful Web

Gov. Bill Ritter issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Interior's publishing of a final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for commercial oil shale development:

"As the national debate over America's energy future continues, we must be clear that Colorado is committed to helping meet America's energy needs. We are issuing about 35 new oil and gas drilling permits a day. We are building a New Energy Economy that is bringing thousands of new jobs to Colorado. And our research institutions are developing cutting-edge, new energy technologies.

"But with the Department of Interior's action today, the federal government has once again failed to act as a responsible partner for Colorado. The Bush Administration is engaging in last-minute maneuvering in its waning days rather than developing a comprehensive, meaningful and responsible long-term energy policy for America's future.

"Finalizing an Environmental Impact Statement without any clear understanding of the environmental, community, economic and energy impacts of commercial-scale oil shale development is irresponsible, short-sighted and premature. This does nothing to address gas prices at the pump today and has the potential to do much more harm than good."

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
Canadian roots music singer Robin Banks announces a November...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:25
British Columbian roots songwriter Anne Louie Genest a.k.a....
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:22
There’s California sunshine in the music of Los Angeles indi...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:20
Born in Halifax, but raised in the little seaside village of...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:17
6/10/2004
2 weeks 2 days ago
...
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 month 2 weeks ago
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
5 months 2 days ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
6 months 1 week ago