Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mineral Revenue

Posted by Garrett

Rio Blanco and Garfield counties of Colorado, are seeing more obstacles in the natural gas drilling of north west Colorado. County officials are hoping to bring together the two senators of Garfield and Rio Blanco. The federal government is holding money for the natural gas drilling, and both Senators Wayne Allard (R) and Ken Salazar (D) are opposed to the government holding the money for the drilling even though they both have separate ways of doing the drilling. Allard wants the split money to be used in the state's share of mineral royalties, sending it to the state legislature to be used to deal with the effects of the energy boom in Colorado. Salazar wants the money to go specifically to Rio Blanco and Garfield counties.

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