The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Bringing Jobs To Colorado

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 12, 2013

In Colorado’s Weld County, oil and natural gas development is bringing well-paying jobs:

County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer says along with jobs, the oil and natural gas industry is investing in local communities:

Energy companies “invest back into our community. They support the schools, they support our historical society, they support the food bank, the cancer society here in Weld County. They’ve given money to United Way – I mean, the list just goes on how they invest back into the community. They truly think of it as their family.”

Safe and responsible development of oil and natural gas with hydraulic fracturing means jobs and a real stake in the community.


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.