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BP Oil Spill Reaction: Ritter on oil regulations: how you like me now?

There are 40 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from May 28, 2010, titled BP Oil Spill Reaction: Ritter on oil regulations: how you like me now?. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - All is quiet on the western slope, at least on the subject of regulating oil and gas development -- but that's about to change.

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madmadmad

Denver, CO

#1 May 28, 2010
He feels good huh? He can just take that good feeling all the way to the unemployment line when he gets voted out. There he will join all the folks who are out of a job because of him while the rest of us struggle to pay higher prices for energy. Anybody else feeling good? Didn't think so.
freethought

Littleton, CO

#2 May 28, 2010
Wait a minute. How does over-regulation of Colorado's oil and gas have anything to do with offshore drilling. I suggest it's just Ritter's off-shore brain that drives him to congratulate himself for driving this industry away from the state. Why should they do ecological impacts when they don't even want to deal with Colorado in the first place.

Go ahead Bill, pat yourdelf on the back, at the cost of Colorado taxpayers!!!
fubar

Denver, CO

#3 May 28, 2010
Bill, when will you finally sign a bill to ensure there is no off-shore drilling in Colorado? This will line right up with the rest of the things you have done with your time in office.
Ranger75TH

Denver, CO

#4 May 28, 2010
First off, he did not do anything!!! Second of all if we don't drill here we pay there, hence the war!! So do liberals want war or to drill here? Second this is the first accident of this type in history!!! So what do we do liberals?!!
Susan J

Atlanta, GA

#5 May 28, 2010
Please! Correct the 'estimated 60,000 gallons of oil' in paragraph #2 to read 'estimated 60,000 gallons of oil PER DAY'. Please! By itself, the 22-mile long giant plume of oil under the surface contains millions of gallons.
This could happen in Colorado, too. Being realistic and truly informative will allow voters to make informed decisions.
OhYeah

Denver, CO

#6 May 28, 2010
Ritter, you can't compare oil rigs in the Gulf and oil rigs on the Western Slope of Colorado. He is, once again, showing what kind of an idiot he really is. Drill baby Drill.
rossco

Denver, CO

#7 May 28, 2010
I still think you suck!!!!
Can't wait for you to get the hell out of office before you F**k up Colorado anymore!!
Cat-Lover

Querétaro, Mexico

#8 May 28, 2010
Hickenlooper sure is a class act, eh? But Ritter is right.

This BP oil-spill proves that a major life-alterating disaster CAN happen and it's best if we're prepared, unlike BP.

If they're going to mine in our state, we want them safe but their time is running out.
OurTurn

Denver, CO

#9 May 28, 2010
Sounds like Ritter got something right. Message to Hick...get with it and support these regulations. Message to Coloradans....yes jobs are important but not at the cost of what has happened in the Gulf.
OurTurn

Denver, CO

#10 May 28, 2010
freethought wrote:
Wait a minute. How does over-regulation of Colorado's oil and gas have anything to do with offshore drilling. I suggest it's just Ritter's off-shore brain that drives him to congratulate himself for driving this industry away from the state. Why should they do ecological impacts when they don't even want to deal with Colorado in the first place.
Go ahead Bill, pat yourdelf on the back, at the cost of Colorado taxpayers!!!
So just Drill Drill Drill? Screw everything and everyone for a job? Did you go up to the North West and protest when the lumberjacks lost their jobs? Are you going to the Gulf to protest the fishermen losing their jobs? I didn't think so. I me mine. You guys are killing this Country. Look beyond your own nose.
slocatch

Denver, CO

#12 May 28, 2010
He feels good about fiting that fight, what about 30,000,000 plus security failures at our borders? What percentage are Al-Qaida relaited? He caused a vacuum of illegals into Colorado. What about that fight that you turned your back to Ritter? Hold our past and present leadership accountable for any and all collateral damages we will most certently see again.
Karlin

Grand Forks, Canada

#11 May 28, 2010
With renewable energy there are 10 times the number of jobs per unit of energy produced as compared to the oil and gas industry. Did you know that? Why didn't you know that?

We are going to make the transition at some point, and it is entirely possible, so lets do it sooner than "too late" - renewable energy can provide 50% of our energy needs. Wind and solar resources in America are more than enough for 50% of America's energy needs. Just do it.

Americans are not paying enough for gasoline -$2 or $3 per gallon Vs $10 a gallon in most other nations. No wonder you like it so much.... but would you still like it if you knew it was GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT that allows you such cheap gasoline? Ahhh, now you love government eh?
muhair

Kailua Kona, HI

#13 May 28, 2010
OurTurn wrote:
Sounds like Ritter got something right. Message to Hick...get with it and support these regulations. Message to Coloradans....yes jobs are important but not at the cost of what has happened in the Gulf.
I hope your home is well fortified. You seem to be out of step with other commenters, and they seem a little prone to anger. But good on you, brave soul!
Derrrrrrr

Denver, CO

#14 May 28, 2010
OurTurn wrote:
Sounds like Ritter got something right. Message to Hick...get with it and support these regulations. Message to Coloradans....yes jobs are important but not at the cost of what has happened in the Gulf.
Yes! Let's make sure not to drill HERE!

We don't need the jobs, or the oil, plus we don't want millions of gallons of oil washing up on our coastlines here in Colorado!!!

What happened in the Gulf couldn't happen here, libtard. We're on DRY LAND.

As for your other idiotic comment, I don't see people from the Pacific Northwest lining up to worry about our oil and gas jobs, nor did I see the shrimpers from the coast out here to protest all the jobs libtards like Ritter make disappear.

We worry about our own, it's human nature.

It will be nice come November, when Americans dump all the out-of-touch morons trying to kill American and replace them with people with brains.
Karlin

Grand Forks, Canada

#15 May 28, 2010
So, Drrrrr, you just gonna ignore the fact that renewable energy provides 10 times the jobs?

- are you heavily invested in oil stocks?

We must reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use.
mrbig

Ladera Ranch, CA

#16 May 28, 2010
exxon is looking for 1500 people, thank you ritter for creating these jobs, if you say he took jobs without facts to back it up you must thank him for creating these jobs
mrbig

Ladera Ranch, CA

#17 May 28, 2010
if you repeat something long enough the sheep will believe it, nat gas went from $14 to $5 why did the jobs leave?
slocatch

Denver, CO

#18 May 29, 2010
Ritter makes a big deal about creating jobs, doe not matter if the Mexicans get the work.
mishap

Florissant, CO

#19 May 29, 2010
Karlin wrote:
So, Drrrrr, you just gonna ignore the fact that renewable energy provides 10 times the jobs?
- are you heavily invested in oil stocks?
We must reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use.
I doubt the poster to whom you replied is heavily invested in oil stocks, but the whole country certainly is. Why do you think oil is traded all over the world in dollars? Our entire economy is built on oil, and sustainable energy doesn't have a chance to make a real foothold so long as policy makers prefer the status quo, and they'll prefer it until the people who get them elected (big money, not voters) say differently.
Overseas Conservative

Mol, Belgium

#20 May 29, 2010
Ranger75TH wrote:
First off, he did not do anything!!! Second of all if we don't drill here we pay there, hence the war!! So do liberals want war or to drill here? Second this is the first accident of this type in history!!! So what do we do liberals?!!
I was doing a bit of research for a report on Gulf oil spills when somehow found myself here.

I live in Europe and just returned from the Gulf. It would do you well to see first hand and up-close what is happening there. The reality is very disturbing ... these oil barons don't care about you or your country. I am a strong Conservative in my home country but I believe that we must find an alternative for our dependence for oil.

I am positive that these oil-barons will destroy this earth to get our last dollar and not even blink an eye as they step on children's heads to get it. These criminals laugh when we make enemies and call names among ourselves (liberals) and talk about future wars ... they are pleasantly amused when you aim your anger at your fellow Americans rather than these foreign criminals.

I have a listing of over 60 major U.S. oil spills on-shore and off-shore and this is not the first time this has happen in the Gulf of Mexico:

June 3, 1979 – March 23, 1980 - The 2-mile-deep exploratory well, Ixtoc I, blew out in the Bay of Campeche off Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. By the time the well was brought under control in March, 1980, an estimated 140 million gallons of oil had spilled into the bay. The Ixtoc I in the Gulf of Mexico spill is currently the second largest all-time oil spill disaster since records began.(Tons spilled: 454,000-480,000)

November 1, 1979 - The Burmah Agate collided with the freighter Mimosa southeast of Galveston Entrance in the Gulf of Mexico. The collision caused an explosion and a fire on the Burmah Agate that burned until January 8, 1980. An estimated 2.6 million gallons of oil were released into the environment, and another 7.8 million gallons were consumed by the fire.

June 8, 1990 - The Megaborg released 5.1 million gallons of oil as the result of a lightening accident and subsequent fire. The incident occurred 60 nautical miles south-south east of Galveston, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

March 19, 1996 - A barge operated by Buffalo Marine Services Inc. and loaded with about 210,000 gallons of fuel oil ruptured as it sailed through the Houston Ship Channel. About 4,200 gallons of oil spilled into Galveston Bay, causing a five-mile-long (eight km) oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

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