(DAILY CALLER) Colorado’s third largest county has spent the past three years rebuilding after a devastating 2013 flood and, to top it off, negotiating a regulatory debris field aimed at its prized natural resource development—oil and gas.
The historic flood fueled that regulatory and legal fight targeting hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. A storm of activist group activity and a slew of natural disaster impacts fueled a left-wing ballot campaign to keep companies from accessing the one resource that could keep the county’s infrastructure and revenue afloat.
While environmentalists sat out the dirty work, using the flood’s aftermath to spin spill stories not borne out by reality, energy companies were quick to respond to the disaster in a way that tangibly helped people in need.
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