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Straight outta #copolitics: Firestorm over Firestone

Author: Dan Njegomir - May 9, 2017 - Updated: June 6, 2017


Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.

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  • Scott Weiser

    May 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I think the reason the Dems wanted to ram this bill through has less to do with actual danger (the Firestone disaster is incredibly rare) and more to do with making such infrastructure locations public record so that people can be panicked by anti-fossil-fuel forces with propaganda claiming that their houses are going to blow up tomorrow if the gas well that’s been there for 25 years before they built their house isn’t shut down immediately.

    There’s a good national security reason NOT to allow such maps to become public, which is that it could facilitate sabotage and terrorist attacks on oil and gas infrastructure.

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