Fri 22 Mar' 13

Op-Ed: Bolstering oil and gas regs

This op-ed originally appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera: Guest opinion: Bolstering oil and gas regs By Rep. Mike Foote Trail Ridge Middle School opened in eastern Longmont in 2005. It’s home to about 650 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Because it’s in my legislative district, I prefer to think of it as Garrison Keillor thinks […]

Wed 10 Apr' 13

Op-ed: Rep. Mike Foote: State cannot promote and regulate oil industry

Rep. Mike Foote: State cannot promote and regulate oil industry Rep. Mike Foote Whenever he met with his Soviet counterpart for another round of arms reduction talks, Ronald Reagan could be counted on to repeat the Russian proverb, “Trust, but verify.” We must do the same with our oil and gas industry, and also with […]

Thu 27 Jun' 13

Op-ed: Enforce oil and gas rules in Colorado

Oil and gas is an issue that will not go away. The number of active wells in Colorado has doubled over the last four years. The number of spills and other contamination incidents has also increased. Drilling has encroached ever closer to more densely populated areas. The industry will spend and make billions of dollars […]

Sun 7 Sep' 14

Op-ed: A year later, flood recovery still calls us to work together

One year ago, we all witnessed the power of water. Then, we saw the power of working together. Our community was hit hard by the 2013 flooding and is rebuilding. Much has been done, but there is still much to do. The emergency response spearheaded by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who mobilized the Colorado National Guard […]