The students feel like their prospective careers, and big salaries, may be drying up.
Oil and Gas
The Tres Rios Resource Management Plan also affects ranching and recreation.
The governor says he won't support efforts to ban fracking in the state.
The group will send its recommendations to the governor and lawmakers later this week. Over five months, it has wrestled with how much control local communities should have in drilling decisions.
Oil prices have dropped by half since this summer -- and in response, drillers are slashing budgets for the coming year.
Democratic House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said she wants to wait for legislative recommendations from the governor's task force on fracking.
The injection well is near the location of two small earthquakes.
The governor says the conflict between the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights and requirements to fund education the biggest challenge facing Colorado.
The Obama Administration's newly announced plans are to cut methane emissions by 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels.
The vast majority of industry spending went into opposing a slate of initiatives that would have put new restrictions on drilling.