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Study the fracking proposals


Guest column by Robert Golden, Mike Kopp and Jeff Wasden
May 11, 2016

With the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision preserving responsible energy development in the state, fringe activists will attempt one final Hail Mary aimed at amending the Colorado Constitution.

Yes, Colorado Supreme Court ruled correctly on local fracking bans


By Kelly Brough
May 6, 2016

Private property rights are foundational to the American dream.

Profile: Initiative #40 – Colorado Community Rights Amendment


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


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


Cathy Proctor
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


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


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

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