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Yes, Colorado Supreme Court ruled correctly on local fracking bans

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By Kelly Brough
May 6, 2016

Private property rights are foundational to the American dream.


Profile: Initiative #40 – Colorado Community Rights Amendment

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As we discussed last month, special interests are circulating petitions that aim to curtail business and energy development in Colorado. Let’s take a closer look at Initiative #40, which is also called the Community Rights Amendment.


Denver Post: Colorado oil and gas bill deserves defeat

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The Denver Post Editorial Board
March 24, 2016

It sounds fairly innocent: Why shouldn’t oil and gas companies “be treated just like any other industry,” as one state lawmaker insisted recently, when it comes to local land-use regulation?


The Pueblo Chieftain: Give rules a fair chance to work


DBJ: 11 new ballot proposals take aim at Colorado oil and gas industry, fracking

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Cathy Proctor
Reporter
Denver Business Journal

Eleven separate ballot proposals aimed at Colorado’s oil and gas industry — including increasing setbacks to 4,000 feet and a statewide ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — have been filed with the state’s Legislative Council, the first step to getting on the 2016 ballot.


Statement: Vital for Colorado Applauds Bipartisan Work to Lift Oil Export Ban

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We have some exciting news! Last week, Congressional leaders agreed to a compromise on lifting the 40-year old oil export ban. The proposal was added to the country’s appropriations bill, which lifted the ban, among other key spending items.


EPA: Executive Summary, Hydraulic Fracturing Study – Draft Assessment 2015

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The U.S. Congress urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water. 


Vital for Colorado