BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - All is quiet on the western slope, at least on the subject of regulating oil and gas development -- but that's about to change.
Now that it's taken BP more than five weeks to find even a stop-gap solution to stop the daily spillage of an estimated 60,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, those who have criticized the regulation of oil and gas development -- regulations that might have prevented the explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig last month had they actually been enforced -- have been suddenly silent on the matter.
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