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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley Responds to Adams County Board of Commissioners’ Moratorium on Drilling Permits


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DENVER, October 30, 2018 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley provided the following statement regarding the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ decision to impose a moratorium on new applications for oil and gas drilling permits pending the outcome of Proposition 112:

“We are disappointed in the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ decision today. Crafting public policy based on hypothetical political outcomes is never preferable. Coloradans deserve to have their voices heard. The Colorado Petroleum Council and its member companies have always enjoyed a positive, collaborative, and engaging relationship with Adams County. 

"We have always, and will always, take a pragmatic and proactive problem-solving approach to development in Adams County. We believe the Board’s decision does not further this approach.”  

The Colorado Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans.