GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Western Coloradans made their voices heard today on the controversial Senate Bill 181, which calls for sweeping reforms of the oil and gas industry.
But while some residents oppose the measure, others think this could be the perfect balance between holding oil and gas accountable, while still letting the industry thrive.
Scores of people gathering at Ute Water to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 181. The rally, organized by West Slope COGA, was a gathering against the fast-tracked bill, which some are calling the most sweeping oil and gas reform the state has ever seen.
Autumn Martinez was just one of those in attendance who say the bill would be bad for the Western Slope.
But there is also support for this controversial measure, like from Conservation Colorado, and the Western Colorado Alliance.
The bill passed through the state senate Tuesday night, but still has to be approved by the House to go into affect.