Fracking critics driving up home heating costs state regulator says

(Ft. Collins Coloradoan)  — Colorado’s chief oil and gas regulator said critics of fracking and public officials trying to regulate the energy industry are working hard to drive up the cost of home heating and cooling.

When residents “storm city hall and demand you protect their health, safety and welfare armed with misinformation,” they fail to draw a connection between a ban on fracking and the cost of natural gas, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore said Tuesday, speaking at the Northern Colorado Energy Summit.

If you look at the demographics of anti-fracking activists, he said, they are generally affluent enough not to be concerned with the cost of home heating and cooling, he said.



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