05/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado's Gas Industry Following National Trends; Struggles Due To Prices, Not Regulations

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter has something in common with Sarah Palin.

The Colorado Democrat and the Alaska Republican could hardly be more different politically, except for this: Both governors used their power to take on the gas and oil industry, and both paid a price for it.

Ritter rewrote the book on environmental regulations for the industry. Palin raised oil taxes.

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