BP’s move is a win for Colorado

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Jack Fen­i­more,

“En­ergy com­pany mov­ing Lower 48 o∞ce and 200 em­ploy­ees to Den­ver,” Nov. 15 busi­ness story.

The news of BP’s Lower 48 on­shore busi­ness op­er­a­tions head­quar­ters re­lo­cat­ing to Den­ver is a mon­u­men­tal vic­tory, and should be re­ceived as such.

If Colorado is able to come to­gether for the ad­vance­ment of safe, ef­fi­cient oil and gas de­vel­op­ment, it will con­tinue to draw busi­ness to our state and be­come an oil and gas hub. It is time to put aside frack­ing mora­to­ri­ums in Colorado towns and cities, cease pe­ti­tions for anti-frack­ing bal­lot mea­sures mov­ing for­ward, and stand as one state com­mit­ted to re­spon­si­ble en­ergy de­vel­op­ment. We must foster a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment for this in­dus­try. A united front is the best way to in­vite jobs and ex­pand eco­nomic av­enues.

Coloradans are paving a way for the fu­ture suc­cess of the oil and gas in­dus­try and now all that is left to do is roll out the red car­pet and wel­come busi­nesses with open arms. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@ den­ver­post.com or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact us at 303-954-1331.

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