The vast majority of industry spending went into opposing a slate of initiatives that would have put new restrictions on drilling.
Oil and Gas
State attorneys will file a notice of intent to sue over the bird's threatened status, the governor's office confirmed.
Oil and gas companies must wait three-and-a-half years longer to drill new wells in Boulder County.
The decision may impact oil and natural gas development in the habitats of the birds.
As oil is increasingly exported from the state via rail some wonder if there's a safer solution.
Since 2001, there have been 16 significant earthquakes in the Raton Basin.
A spate of earthquakes in the Trinidad, Colorado, area have been linked to wastewater injection wells in the oil and gas industry, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 21-member group will provide recommendations to the Legislature next year that would reduce land-use conflicts.