spokesman for the
Congress of Racial Equality, said the new group, Colorado Consumers for
Affordable Energy, would be led by Bishop Phillip H. Porter Jr. He said the
debate between environmentalists and industry over regulations leaves out
industry gets a cold because of taxes or regulation, my community gets a
flu. That's not easy to recover from," Innis said at a news conference with
two state lawmakers concerned about new regulations being drafted for the
oil and gas industry in Colorado.
The news conference was
organized with the help of Golden-based Americans for American Energy, which
supports more domestic energy production, a day before the joint House and
Senate agriculture committee was set to discuss the energy regulations.
Industry representatives say their expertise and experience were ignored in
drafting the new regulations, which aren't expected to be released until
later this month or April.
Rep. Terrance Carroll,
D-Denver, said CORE has a strong history of supporting civil rights.
Former state representative
Rob Fairbank, a political consultant, filed the incorporation papers for the
group with the secretary of state's office.
Rep. Wes McKinley and Sen.
Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, said they were drafting a resolution asking
for the industry to review the new rules to find out how much they could
impact energy prices if they decrease production.