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Colorado Sportsmen Unite to Hunt for Wildlife Protections

February 12, 2007

A group of sportsmen, conservationists and community groups is watching today as a bill designed to protect Colorado's native species and their habitat during the growing energy boom is introduced into the legislature. Dennis Buechler with the Colorado Wildlife Federation says they're not trying to limit oil and gas development.

"Frankly, we need their resources, but we think it needs to be done more responsibly. Sometimes it is. Some companies have done some good things. The problem is that it's not consistent across the industry."

The bill would give the Division of Wildlife a stronger role in helping oil and gas developers reduce the impact of development on private and state land. Oil and gas companies say there are already guidelines in place for repairing damage after drilling.

Buechler stresses that it's very difficult to reclaim the land once it's been damaged, and this proposal would help.

"There needs to be regulations that really try to minimize the surface impacts to begin with."

Rep. Dan Gibbs (D-Silverthorne) is sponsoring the bill.

Dondrea Warner/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - CO