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Dick Wadhams, Dan Maes Trash Bill Ritter For Saying Oil Spill Shows Importance Of Regulations; McInnis Stays Silent

07/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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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