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.
Westmoreland Coal Co. has more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel.
A replacement rule from the Interior Department rescinds mandates for companies to reduce gas pollution.
Amendment 74 would to allow Coloradans to make financial claims if their property is devalued because of government action.
This will be the first time that voters across the state get a chance to weigh in on a potential oil and gas regulation.
At its heart, Amendment 74 would adjust how “takings claims” work under Colorado law.
The company said customers will save about $213 million by 2054 as renewable energy continues to get cheaper.
Xcel plans to buy two existing gas-fired generating plants in Colorado and add five solar farms and three wind farms.
Wyoming sees wind flow generally different than that of the western plains, where many of Colorado's existing farms are built.