On the Earthworks’ EarthBlog there is A case study in how industry influence squelches the science of gas drilling impacts. It is a must read!
A new poll of voters in Garfield County found that voters are not happy with the way the commissioners are doing their jobs when it comes to regulating the oil and gas industry.
“Whether it’s giving oil shale lobbyists preferred access, firing the county’s industry liaison in response to lobbyists’ complaints, or spending tens of thousands of dollars on out-of-state energy consultants with partisan ties, this poll shows a greater number of Garfield County voters disagree with the county commissioners than agree with them,” said Ellynne Bannon, spokesperson for the Checks and Balances Project.
If you do your job well, the lobbyists line up at your boss’ door and demand your firing. How many times have we seen this play out in the gas patch?