Oil and gas group tries canvassing
Employing a tactic commonly employed by anti-fracturing forces, COGA is going door-to-door with a new flyer aimed at attracting support.
The big bullet points in the flyer point out that 300 oil and gas companies support 107,000 Colorado jobs and provide more than $31 billion to the state’s economy.
That figure includes, the flyer says, significant local revenue from severance and property taxes to fund schools, roads, and special projects.
The flyer warns that over-regulating oil and gas will push the industry and its jobs to “neighboring states with consistent regulation.”
That would mean the “potential loss of millions of dollars in city and state revenues from severance and property taxes,” the flyer says.
And, it adds, local businesses would be deprived of hundreds of possible new customers, should oil and gas be forced to move away.
There’s a call to action in the flyer, too, inviting recipients to “join the coalition” supporting oil and gas development.
Recipients also are asked to sign a supportive letter, attend a
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