The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is supposed to regulate energy companies fairly and without bias.
However, CBS Denver is out with a new bombshell report after the commission accidentally sent out a mass email mocking the very companies they are charged with overseeing.
The email arrived early Sunday morning with a list of oil and gas companies that had upcoming hearings. The names of the companies included “Snake Oil Inc.,” it’s law firm “Blah Blah Blah” and its cause or case number “666” – a designation for the devil.
Other names included “Acme Company,” “Bad Oil and Gas,” “Really Rich,” “Here We Go Again,” and “The Lorax” – a Dr. Seuss character that warns about environmental destruction.
And who picked the supposedly "professionalized" commissioners who enabled this anti-energy attitude to become pervasive inside @ColoradoOGCC?
Take a guess: https://t.co/RT1VYcf9GP
It all starts at the top. #copolitics @GovofCO @jaredpolis #energy #coleg #occupiedcolorado https://t.co/8LtogAQ4p1
— Sean Paige (@SeanPaige) November 19, 2020
Gov. Polis hints the blame will fall on some random staffer and signaled the commission to prepare the guillotine.
This is completely unacceptable. In CO, we treat everyone w honor, respect and professionalism. I’m confident Chair Robbins and Director Murphy will take this opportunity to make sure ALL employees at COGCC understand their responsibility to the oil and gas industry and workers
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) November 19, 2020
The commission has taken a hard turn to the left under the governor with the passage of SB 181, which many have called the first wave of the Green New Deal in Colorado.
Unsurprisingly, the cowards at the COGCC wouldn’t go on camera to answer for their outrageous conduct.
The disgusting behavior is even more alarming considering the proposed setback rule currently before the commission.
According to a new study from the Common Sense Institute, the proposed rule could wipe out more than 100,000 jobs over 10 years and eliminate $2.7 billion from the state’s economy.
If the setbacks are implemented, the think tank estimates “an average of 85,000 to 110,000 jobs would have been lost over the first 10 years, along with $7 billion to $9 billion in cumulative tax revenue.”
Potential ripple effects include a $2.7 billion hit to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), up to 22,000 jobs lost outside of the energy industry, and further damage to the commercial real estate industry. CSI found 14% of office space in downtown Denver is rented by energy companies.
If anyone was under the illusion the so-called independent COGCC will consider this rule in an unbiased manner, keep dreaming.
Polis and the COGCC have only one goal when it comes to oil and gas: implement the Green New Deal and wipe out every single energy job in Colorado.