If elected president, Mitt Romney says he’d push to streamline oil and gas development on western public lands. The call comes as part of Romney’s newly announced energy policy platform. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports Colorado Democrats are calling it a return to Bush-era policies.

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KUNC and KRCC are both members of Rocky Mountain Community Radio. For an earlier story on candidates’ policies and how they might affect Coloradans, click here.

 

One Response to Gov. Romney Calls for Streamlining Oil & Gas Development

  1. Just what the ecosystem needs.

    Deregulation and government tax breaks for Big Oil haven’t worked in the past. When will we learn our lesson?

    Big Oil always come out smelling like a rose. They neglect maintenance on a refinery and it blows up. Gas prices goe up $0.25 per gallon immediately. Shortages work in their favor!

    Transocean Ltd. insured the Deepwater Horizon rig for about twice what it was worth. In a conference call to analysts earlier this month, Transocean reported making a $270 million profit from insurance payouts after the disaster.

    Big Oil is not to be trusted!

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