Lawmakers still working on local control over oil and gas operations

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Workers for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation monitor red tanks supplying water to a fracking operation in Weld County, Colo.

Photo: Hickenlooper SOTS 2014 2Governor John Hickenlooper says he’ll call a special session of the Colorado Legislature if lawmakers can broker a deal creating a bill to allow local communities to make decisions on oil and gas development.

A last-minute push to craft a local control bill failed at the end of the legislative session.

“An awful lot of it has been shuttle diplomacy, going back and forth between different players in the industry, different players in home builders or in ag, they all have an interest in this, talking to a number of different representatives of the environmental community," Gov. Hickenlooper says. "It’s a very time-consuming process.”