03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Garfield County Oil And Gas Office Undermanned, Overwhelmed By Increase In Oil Paperwork

The department charged with keeping an eye on Garfield County's oil and gas industry remains among the smallest in county government.

The department this year was expanded from two employees to three, and its proposed budget for 2010, if approved, would be more than three times what it was in 2008, jumping from $165,496 in 2008 to just over $532,000 next year.

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