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Big Colorado landowners have traction in negotiating oil, gas siting

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – Aug 24, 2014 It was a clash between suburbanites and an oil and gas company. Why, the homeowners wanted to know, couldn’t the driller’s planned wells be located farther from homes? The answer, offered … Continue reading

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After years of talk, Cheyenne may be poised for a surge in oil production

By BENJAMIN STORROW Star-Tribune staff writer – August 10, 2014 CHEYENNE — On a recent afternoon, Alex Bowler sat in a coffee shop here and held up a copy of the local newspaper. On display were two full pages of … Continue reading

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Oil and gas execs plan more public outreach, even without ballot battle

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal The massive effort to communicate the technicalities of the oil and gas industry to Colorado voters isn’t finished, despite the end of a looming campaign fight over ballot initiatives this fall, according to oil and … Continue reading

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Fracking talks fail, November vote likely

Brandon Rittiman, KUSA – July 16, 2014 DENVER – Talks aimed at brokering a compromise to allow increased local control over oil and gas drilling operations have failed, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D-Colorado) office reported Wednesday. The governor’s office says there will … Continue reading

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Community rights ballot measure pulled due to lack of signatures

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 14, 2014 A ballot initiative that would have given communities sweeping powers over oil drilling and other industrial activity was pulled Monday for a lack of supporting signatures, sponsors said. Initiative 75 … Continue reading

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Fracking facts won in Loveland vote

  Jon Haubert – Denver Business Journal – July 4, 2014 As a part of the primary election held on June 24, residents in Loveland were asked whether or not a two-year moratorium on fracking should be enacted in order … Continue reading

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Colorado initiatives for local control of drilling OK’d for signatures

By Steve Raabe – The Denver Post – June. 16. 2014 Two more ballot initiatives that could limit oil and gas drilling have been approved for gathering of petition signatures by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 88 would require new oil and … Continue reading

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Proposed oil and gas ballot measures are ‘stupid,’ former Colorado Gov. Romer says

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – May 8, 2014 Former Democratic Colorado Gov. Roy Romer is succinct in summing up his thoughts on the myriad of proposed state ballot issues that, if approved by voters, will write new regulations into the state’s constitution … Continue reading

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