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Udall bill would refocus resources on preventing spills

DENVER-- Talking at a Silco gas station in the SoBro or South Broadway neighborhood here Monday, Sen Mark Udall announced he was introducing new legislation that would refocus attention and redirect tax-payer cash toward preventing oil spills. Referencing the Colorado-based Department of Interior scandal that broke in 2008, where regulators cavorted with industry players and traded influence for drugs and sex, Udall said the government has a long history of corruption in its dealings with the oil industry and the result has been that increasing oil and gas production has been the main priority and that citizens have suffered as a result.