June 7, 2007--Western Slope lawmakers spearhead conservation reform (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Western Slope lawmakers helped spearhead 'the most pro-conservation legislation session in our state's history." The "2007 Conservation Scorecard," which tracks House and Senate votes on environmental, energy, water and wildlife reforms, shows that more than half of the region's 11 lawmakers were strong supporters of conservation values throughout the legislative session...Lawmakers played crucial roles in pushing surface-rights legislation, open-space protections, oil and gas drilling reforms, and water-quality protections.

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