Posted by Garrett
U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, and U.S. Representative John Salazar, brother legislators from Colorado, introduced an idea for the federal government to release $33 million to Rio Blanco and Garfield counties of Western Colorado. The legislation would ensure that the energy industry doesn't leave Western Colorado. The feds are holding 66 million dollars for natural gas on the Naval Shale Reserve for the cleanup of Anvil Points Oil Shale Research. This money could go to the counties that are forerunning the energy operations in the country. The Anvil Points area is accruing about 1.5 million dollars. The Salazars new plan would split this money evenly between the federal government and the two Western Slope counties.