Prop 112 Opposition

A massive coalition from across the Colorado economy and across the political spectrum has formed to defeat Proposition 112. Even the candidates for governor this year – Jared Polis (D) and Walker Stapleton (R) – agree that Prop 112 must be defeated, despite having very different views about energy.

The facts simply don’t support Prop 112’s ban on energy production. Studies from the Hickenlooper administration and Colorado business groups also show it will devastate our state economy. The profoundly negative impacts of Prop 112 include:

  • A huge oil and natural gas development ban covering most of the State of Colorado, including 85% of state and private land
  • The loss of almost 150,000 jobs, with 77% of layoffs taking place outside the energy industry, in sectors like health care, construction, hotels, restaurants, retail, local government and more
  • The cumulative loss of $7 billion to $9 billion in state and local tax revenue between 2019 and 2030 – hurting schools, public safety funding and other essential services. By 2030, the annual loss would exceed $1 billion per year
  • Between $169 billion and $217 billion in economic losses across the state economy over the next 12 years. By 2030, the annual loss would exceed $26 billion per year

The organizations and elected officials to formally oppose Prop 112 include:

Associations

  • Denver Metro Commercial Association of REALTORS
  • Colorado Association of Homebuilders 
  • Colorado Bankers Association
  • Colorado Association of REALTORS
  • Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Colorado
  • Mechanical Service Contractors Association of Colorado 
  • National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau, Colorado Chapter
  • Colorado Farm Bureau
  • Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corp.
  • Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado
  • South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce
  • Metro North Chamber of Commerce
  • Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
  • Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Business Roundtable
  • Colorado Apartment Association
  • Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS
  • Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
  • Economic Development Council of Colorado
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC
  • Associated General Contractors of Colorado
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • NFIB – Colorado
  • Club 20
  • Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. 
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Association of Wheat Growers
  • GPA Midstream and GPA Midstream Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Grand Junction Area Board of REALTORS
  • Colorado Motor Carriers Association
  • Colorado Leads
  • Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado
  • City of Centennial
  • Garfield County
  • Weld County
  • Thornton City Council
  • City of Evans
  • Town of Parachute

Mayors

  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock
  • Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
  • Aurora Mayor Bob Legare
  • Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell
  • Former Greeley Mayor Tom Norton
  • Ault Mayor Rob Piotrowski
  • Dacono Mayor Joe Baker
  • Eaton Mayor Kevin Ross
  • Evans Mayor Brian Rudy
  • Fort Lupton Mayor Zo Stieber
  • Greeley Mayor John Gates
  • Hudson Mayor Dwayne Haynes
  • Johnstown Mayor Scott James
  • LaSalle Mayor Andy Martinez
  • Milliken Mayor Beau Woodcock
  • Platteville Mayor Adrienne Brossman Sandoval
  • Severance Mayor Don McCleod
  • Thornton Mayor Heidi Schoenenberger Williams
  • Windsor Mayor Kristie Melendez
  • Former Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon
  • Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon
  • Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul
  • Arvada Mayor Marc Williams

Elected Officials

  • State Representative Lois Landgraf
  • State Representative Dave Williams
  • State Representative Larry Liston
  • State Representative Shane Sandridge
  • State Representative Paul Lundeen
  • State Representative Susan Beckman
  • State Representative Terry Carver
  • State Representative Paul Rosenthal
  • State Representative Perry Buck
  • Former House Majority Leader Amy Stephens
  • Former State Representative Rob Fairbank
  • Former State Representative Spencer Swalm
  • Former State Representative Frank Defillipo
  • State Senator Bob Gardner
  • State Senator Jack Tate
  • State Senator Owen Hill
  • State Senator Kevin Priola
  • State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg
  • State Senator Larry Crowder
  • State Senator and Joint Budget Committee Member Kent Lambert
  • Former State Senator Bernie Herpin
  • Former State Senator Andy McElhany
  • Former State Senator Nancy Spence
  • Former State Representative and Candidate for HD 17, Kit Roupe
  • Arapahoe County Commissioner Jeff Baker
  • El Paso County Commissioner Longinus Gonzalez
  • El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller
  • El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton
  • El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf
  • El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey
  • Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway
  • Weld County Commissioner Julie Cozad
  • Weld County Commissioner Mike Freeman
  • Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer
  • Weld County Commissioner Steve Moreno
  • Former Douglas County Commissioner Mary Michael Cooke
  • Colorado Springs City Councilman Andy Pico
  • Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand
  • Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight
  • Colorado Springs City Councilman Merv Bennett
  • Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler
  • Former Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen
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