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Energy Boom Not Making Businesspeople, Ranchers Feel ‘Well’-To-Do

September 18, 2007

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 20,000 new oil and gas wells could be drilled in Colorado over the next two decades. Some ranchers and businesspeople say they're concerned about the effects on the state's tourism and natural resources. Nada Culver, of The Wilderness Society, performed the analysis.

"The number of proposed wells in the past year has increased by close to 3,000 wells, which brings the projected number of approved projects in Colorado to 22,211."

Culver says, while much of the energy development is planned for the Western Slope, residents of the Front Range and other parts of the state should be just as concerned.

"The level of development being approved throughout Colorado is going to have impacts statewide on air and water quality and wildlife habitat, all of which are key to both our quality of life and our economy."

Culver says a group of ranchers, businesspeople and conservationists from across the west are in Washington D.C. this week to lobby for increased public oversight and better pollution clean-up in the new energy bill.

"They've gone to voice their support of the current efforts in Congress to pass a new energy bill that would reintroduce some environmental protection measures into this process."

Culver adds those measures include slowing down "fast-tracked" projects and adding more public input and comment to the approval process.

Eric Mack/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - CO