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