No time for lengthy posts this morning, but quick links on an important timely topic. Echoing Colorado Senate News, Michael at Best Destiny points out the momentum growing for a Republican-sponsored plan to use revenues from drilling on the Western Slope’s Roan Plateau to provide a windfall to the state’s universities. Michael points out how out of touch Colorado’s junior Senator and would-be senator on the Democrat side happen to be on this issue.
Meanwhile, Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter, who has made higher education funding one of his leading planks, has stalled and hesitated on the opportunity to support the drilling. But wait, as Michael points out, even the Denver Post says it should go forward soon. Maybe the majority Democrats are worried about being outmaneuvered politically, maybe they are too indebted to the radical wing of the environmental movement, or maybe they had their hearts set on increasing the tax burden for Colorado homeowners and other hard-working citizens. Or maybe some combination of the three.
The Roan Plateau drilling proposal is as environmentally responsible as they come. So why turn down the money for higher education? It makes you question Democrat priorities.