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VIDEO: Colorado and Its Oil and Natural Gas Opportunity

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 10, 2013

Below is the first of a series of videos from Weld County, Colo., where oil and natural gas developed with hydraulic fracturing technologies is bringing benefits to individuals and communities. In the first, County Commissioner Mike Freeman talks about the impact of energy development on the county’s economy:

Safe and responsible development of oil and natural gas is raising revenues for government while reshaping the future for Weld County’s families. Freeman:

“Oil and gas has brought many opportunities to kids and their friends in Weld County. It’s one of the things that’s very important to the continuing economy of Weld County.”


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.