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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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roughneck

Littleton, CO

#21 May 29, 2010
Regulations are a real pain until all of a sudden they aren't. Ritter looks pretty good about right now.
slocatch

Denver, CO

#22 May 29, 2010
Ritter and Salzar got acomplished in Colorado what the oil leak on the coast did. They both got our land decimated. one by oil, the other by illegals. The one by illegals could kill us all, 30,000,000 security failures at the borders and a percentage of them are Al-Qaida. Hold them accountable when collateral damages happen again.
slocatch

Denver, CO

#23 May 29, 2010
Yep, regulations and laws, applying them can be a pain for some.
Donkey Kong

Littleton, CO

#24 May 31, 2010
They don't call him Dick Wad for nothing.
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#25 Jun 1, 2010
Karlin wrote:
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? First explain to me, with labor cost being the greatest expense in operating a business, how do we pay for this renewable energy that is 10 times as labor intensive??? 2nd, nothing, absolutely nothing grows on a wind farm. Landscape is totally decimated because the bees don't like the whine so nothing gets pollinated. Without any undergrowth what stops mudslides during heavy rains? Many many birds are killed on windfarms including protected species. What happens to wind as an alternative once the tree huggers jump on those facts? Lastly, EVERYTHING costs more in Canada. Thats because of your government. They take more away so they can give it to somebody else. Our government involvement does not make our gas cheaper. Your government's involvement (and other socialist leaning governments) makes your gas more expensive.
Motomom34

Fort Collins, CO

#26 Jun 1, 2010
If we didn't need to drill so far off shore & if we didn't need to drill so far down- if would be so much easier to fix when something breaks. What is wrong with drilling on land? It would be so much easier to fix should an issue arise. Why don't environmentalist understand this?
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#27 Jun 1, 2010
Tree huggers don't have solutions. They just have problems with everything!
slocatch

Denver, CO

#28 Jun 1, 2010
Let's see, if I misplace (wink) the moonrocks worth $5,000,000 I won't have to run again.
LivesInDenver

Redwood City, CA

#29 Jun 2, 2010
Karlin wrote:
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?
You live in CANADA shut the f up
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#30 Jun 2, 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.
What happened in the gulf happened because they are drilling a MILE under water. If they were drilling on land it would be a simple matter. Like turning off your garden hose. This happened BECAUSE we aren't allowed to access the oil on land. This would never happen is Colorado. We're land locked. There is no place in the state where we could drill a mile under water. There is, however plenty of easily accessable oil here with no danger of an oil spill. There is also more oil in a remote area of Anwar (in Alaska) than there is in all of the Arab countries combined. The tree huggers all show us pictures of how beautiful Anwar is and we can't drill there. What they don't show is the miniscule area of Anwar where the oil actually is located. Not beautiful. Its a remote wasteland.

The Department of Energy was created many years ago specifically to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Haven't they done a great job? The whole reason we started importing oil in the first place is because it was cheaper than drilling here (not because there was a shortage). That is no longer the case. Foreign oil has risen drastically in price while methods of extracting oil here has gotten cheaper.

Just the oil located in Anwar would last us for the next 200 years at our current usage. That would give us 200 years to perfect other methods of fueling our needs. We don't need to rush into more expensive methods right now. Those new electric cars? Did you know that the carbon footprint left by those big batteries is far worse than the carbon footprint of a gas driven automobile?

Everybody keeps complaining about companies sending our jobs overseas. That is exactly what we are doing by importing our oil. Lets get those jobs back here where they belong. Quit doing business with terrorist countries whos radical Islam goal in life is to kill all of us, and put some money back in our own countries pockets.

jcop

Camarillo, CA

#31 Jun 3, 2010
The GOP has been taken over by corrupt morons.
BILL

Rocky Ford, CO

#32 Jun 15, 2010
We should all stand up and thank Gov. Ritter for his strong stand to protect Coloorado as I know Scotti will work hard to destory this great protection put in place by Gov. Ritter and both House and Sen.
Please vote for John Hickenlooper as we need people who care about Colorado NOT big business and the oil industry
Manny

Chesterfield, MO

#33 Jun 15, 2010
BILL wrote:
We should all stand up and thank Gov. Ritter for his strong stand to protect Coloorado as I know Scotti will work hard to destory this great protection put in place by Gov. Ritter and both House and Sen.
Please vote for John Hickenlooper as we need people who care about Colorado NOT big business and the oil industry
What are jou kidding Hickenlooper supports the jehad.Hes a slime ball who won't answer questions about his donations.
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#34 Jun 16, 2010
BILL wrote:
We should all stand up and thank Gov. Ritter for his strong stand to protect Coloorado as I know Scotti will work hard to destory this great protection put in place by Gov. Ritter and both House and Sen.
Please vote for John Hickenlooper as we need people who care about Colorado NOT big business and the oil industry
Protect us from WHAT?
JD or Jay Dee

Denver, CO

#35 Jun 16, 2010
Bill Quitter's a worthless leader and this is just one of many examples.
Elbert

Kiowa, CO

#36 Jun 16, 2010
Overseas Conservative, I'm sure you won't find many on this site that do not agree with you in the need for alternative energy. Unfortunately the technology doesn't exist today, and honestly not in my lifetime, so for now it's drilling for oil and gas.

In the states we have plentiful supply of both resources, including clean coal, natural gas and oil shale. Unfortunately these wells are being drilled in deep waters because environmental special interest lobby groups are banning on-shore drilling and other energy production on-shore..

If a blow-out occurred on-shore it would have been resolved same day, then impact removed.

Brazil holds the trophy for deep water drilling technology, also is patiently waiting for these extremely sought after drilling rigs to become idle due to political blunders.

Until we can run our transportation on wind and solar, it's all of the above for energy exploration. Just too bad we ended up with rookies in charge who had no experience in their jobs, and didn't have the foresight to actually inspect a well prior to signing off a inspection reports.
Elbert

Kiowa, CO

#37 Jun 16, 2010
Karlin wrote:
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?
Well we dumped the last stimulus check for 900 million into green energy jobs, the result was we actually lost jobs. Records indicate for every one green job created 3 real jobs were lost.

I really don't want any uneducated environmentalist mandating we MUST make the transition 30 years before the technology has been invented. We need to explore the possibilities, but my preference is to leave it to the scientists and engineers, not politicians and tree huggers.

If you feel like you need to pay $10.00 per gallon for gas, GO AHEAD. I'll push to get someone in charge of this country that has experience running something, and who can put some experience in safely managing our energy.
GSXR

Longmont, CO

#38 Jun 16, 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.
That is just one of the reasons it is to expensive to be considered viable at this time.
GSXR

Longmont, CO

#39 Jun 16, 2010
Another way to look at this is that the governor had a hand in causing the gulf disaster, had more drilling been allowed on land there wouldn't be the need to drill so deep at see.
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#40 Jun 17, 2010
GSXR wrote:
Another way to look at this is that the governor had a hand in causing the gulf disaster, had more drilling been allowed on land there wouldn't be the need to drill so deep at see.
Exactly!

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