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Land-use hearings can frustrate residents, but officials have multiple factors to consider

Catherine Sweeney – The Tribune – August 6, 2016 Rockpick’s Take: Excellent article on how to present your concerns to commissioners on land use decisions For the past few years, residents such as Maydean Worley have stormed out of Greeley and … Continue reading

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Polis donates $25K to group pushing oil, gas amendment

Associated Press, August 3rd, 2016 DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jared Polis has given $25,000 to a group pushing to allow local government more say over energy production. Polis gave the money to Yes for Local Control Over Oil and … Continue reading

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Heavy hitters expected to jump in for potential Colorado fight on proposed oil, gas ballot initiatives

Sharon Dunn – Greeley Tribune – June 11, 2016 As they say in sports, it could all come down to this one game. Colorado’s November election could be a pivotal one for the oil and gas industry if voters are … Continue reading

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Ballot proposal would ban oil & gas production from 90% of Colorado, says report

Denver Business Journal – May 27, 2016 A proposed ballot measure, No. 78, that calls for a mandatory 2,500-foot buffer zone around oil and gas operations, would, if approved by voters, effectively choke off oil and gas development across about … Continue reading

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4 anti-oil & gas ballot proposals cleared to gather signatures in Colorado

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – April 12, 2016 A total of four ballot proposals that opponents say would, if approved by voters, scale back oil and gas operations in Colorado, have received the go-ahead to collect signatures in a … Continue reading

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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil, gas

BY DAN ELLIOTT – Associated Press – The Wichita Eagle – April 1, 2016 DENVER – Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the … Continue reading

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Colorado House passes O&G earthquake bill over Hickenlooper’s concerns

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – March 18, 2016 A bill that would make oil and gas companies liable for damage caused by earthquakes, and raised concerns in the Governor’s office, passed the Colorado House of Representatives on Friday on … Continue reading

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Greeley charges impact fees on oil and gas development

Linda Kane – Energy Pipeline – February 22, 2016 For the first time in Greeley, local oil and gas companies are paying for their industry’s impact to the city infrastructure. The city of Greeley last year implemented development fees for oil … Continue reading

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