Fracking Ballot Initiative Gets State OK For Petition Drive

March 17, 2016

Backers of a proposal that would let local governments regulate or ban fracking have won approval to circulate petitions to put it before voters.

The Secretary of State's Office said Thursday supporters have until Aug. 8 to gather more than 98,000 signatures. If they succeed, voters would approve or reject the proposal in the Nov. 8 general election.