By David Giuliani
"San Miguel County Commission Chairman David Salazar promised that the county’s oil and gas task force’s meetings would be open to the public.
He also criticized the Optic for not making that fact known to the public.
A few weeks ago, Alex Tafoya, the county’s planning and zoning supervisor, told the Optic he wasn’t sure if the public would be allowed in the task force’s meetings.
In the “Thumbs” feature on June 4, an Optic editorial stated, “Want to completely discredit the new task force formed to draft an ordinance regulating oil and gas drilling in San Miguel County? Then close the meetings to the public. If that happens, it will be hard to take anything the task force does seriously.”' More>>>>