2012 Elections

GarCo Commissioner Samson on Local Impact of International Energy Markets

October 17, 2012
GarCo Commissioner Samson on Local Impact of International Energy Markets

Two Republican members of the Garfield County Commission are facing Democratic challengers in the November election. Today on NRG with MG, we continue a series of interviews with the incumbents and the challengers focusing on energy issues.

Last week we kicked it off with Aleks Briedis. He's running against today's guest, incumbent commissioner Mike Samson of Rifle. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason started by asking about the day 30 years ago known as Black Monday. Mike Samson was serving as the mayor of Rifle at the time, and remembered how he learned Exxon was pulling out of oil shale development that was fueling a boom in the Grand Valley.

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