Hickenlooper has stated in the past that mineral rights are personal property and that bans are a "taking." Longmont's approach may finally sidestep that issue.
Oil and Gas
Anadarko Petroleum, the state’s largest driller, posted a profit in first quarter 2018 of $121 million.
Former Anadarko Petroleum cited in the suit say the company had only "a skeleton crew" left for safety and repairs.
Set against the backdrop of an oil bust, "The Optimistic Decade," is about the loss of idealism.
The state legislature passed several measures relating to fuel sources and oil and gas development under the wire.
Wednesday's proposal affects conservation plans for grouse in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, California and Oregon.
Two weeks after an Anadarko contribution, Protect Colorado spent $550,000 on signature gathering for the upcoming election.
Drillers are making money — even though prices have yet to get back to their peak.
The biggest change came in February when regulators changed how flowlines are created, tested and eventually abandoned.