CFB to Host Presidential Energy Summit
Colorado Farm Bureau has partnered with Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association to host the upcoming 2012 Colorado Election Energy Summit being held on February 6, 2012 at the Colorado School of Mines. The event will be the first in the U.S. presidential race to discuss the importance of responsible energy development for the nation’s economic future and move towards increased energy security. This release not only announces the event, but also welcomes presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a featured, and confirmed, guest.
The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for federal, state, and local officials to discuss current energy issues and how development is transforming the nation and global energy markets. A key highlight will be a town hall meeting where Mr. Santorum, and other invited Republican presidential candidates, will provide thoughtful and in-depth discussions on how responsible energy development is helping move the nation forward. Media will also be able to engage individual candidates for one-on-one interviews before and after the town hall discussion. CFB President Don Shawcroft released the following statement:
“We are excited to announce the attendance of former Senator Rick Santorum and other influential public officials and industry leaders for our upcoming energy summit. Colorado is a national leader in energy production and innovation so it is only suiting that the first ever Energy Summit be held in Denver. Given Mr. Santorum’s clear understanding of the importance of developing domestic energy we look forward to hearing his input on this important subject that is driving the nation’s economic recovery.”
In commenting on the forum Senator Rick Santorum said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to address the Colorado Election Energy Summit. Ensuring our nation’s energy security must be among the highest priorities of the next President. Not only do cheap, abundant supplies of energy allow our economic engine to run, but it is critical to our national security. It is time we become energy independent so we don’t have to rely on energy from any other country – especially ones that wish to do us harm. I look forward to addressing my vision for an all-of-the-above energy policy that will utilize the vast and diverse resources at our disposal.”
The event is free but registration is required. Registration details will be available soon.