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Mon August 13, 2012
Environment

Fracking Is Going to Happen Says New Head of COGCC

  • KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talked to COGCC Director Matt Lepore about his new job and how he views the future of the drilling industry in Colorado.

The agency that regulates oil and gas development in the state has hired a new director. Matt Lepore is the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s former attorney and takes the helm today, during what many see as a tumultuous time for the industry.

"I think the state should develop its oil and gas resources including its shale gas and shale oil resources and you cannot do that without fracking".

KUNC’s State Capitol Bente Birkeland talked to Lepore about his new position and how he views the future of energy development in Colorado.

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