Colo.’s Democratic Leaders Tout Benefits of Oil and Gas, Urge ‘Collaborative Conversation’

By Aileen Yeung At an event sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum Council and the American Petroleum Institute (API) yesterday, Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D), and API president and chief executive officer Jack Gerard hailed the contributions of the oil and natural gas industry to the state and urged collaboration and conversation on the challenges surrounding development.
Regarding Boulder County’s five-year-old series of oil and natural gas moratoria, the governor said he was “hopeful” that the county would adopt a framework that would allow for development to move forward, so “it’s not going to try and ban the industry, ban

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