New year could bring boost to gas drilling


“One forum where both state and federal energy policy are likely to undergo scrutiny next year will be the newly formed state Senate Select Committee on Energy and Environment, to be chaired by Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction.

He would like to see more discussion about potential energy sources such as nuclear and hydroelectric, and he expressed discomfort with renewable-energy mandates.

“There’s questions out there, will those mandates go away and (will we) let the free market figure this out,” he said.”

By Ray Scott

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