Voters will have to decide the virtues and vices of establishing a 2,500-foot buffer between well and buildings in November.
Oil and Gas
The November ballot measure, which would compensate private landowners if government drilling limits diminished their property values, is largely funded by the oil and gas industry.
Will the distance between oil and gas development and homes, rivers and schools increase by a factor of five? That's up to voters.
A proposed 2,500-foot setback initiative has spurred oil and gas companies to file more permits before the November election.
The lawsuit claims that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the BLM didn’t properly assess the environmental impact of drilling on the land.
A replacement rule from the Interior Department rescinds mandates for companies to reduce gas pollution.
If passed, Proposition 112 will increase the minimum distance between new wells and homes, offices, rivers and playgrounds to 2,500 feet.
Sen. Michael Bennet and Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the government to stop plans for oil and gas drilling on habitat for the greater sage grouse.
Various education and oil and gas groups spent upwards of $4 million to gather signatures and organize volunteers.
Amendment 74 would to allow Coloradans to make financial claims if their property is devalued because of government action.