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Hickenlooper names task force to defuse drilling land-use conflicts

By Mark Jaffe  – The Denver Post – September, 8, 2014 Gov. John Hickenlooper Monday named the 19 members of a task force charged with defusing the sometimes bitter land-use clashes between oil and gas drilling and communities. The task force is … Continue reading

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Long list of applicants delays decision on oil and gas task force

By Peter Marcus – Durango Herald – August 18, 2014 Picking the task force charged by Gov. John Hickenlooper to make recommendations on new gas and oil regulations has been delayed by an outpouring of interest. La Plata County Commissioner … Continue reading

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Oil, gas boom taps rush of ordinances and bans across the U.S.

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 27, 2014 Development of oil and gas shale formations has sparked drilling from Pennsylvania to California, and that is leading to a new wave of local oil and gas ordinances and bans. … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper joins with Colorado business group to fight oil & gas initiatives

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – July, 17, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, surrounded by a crowd of senior executives representing the state’s biggest industries, on Thursday joined with the business-backed powerhouse Coloradans for Responsible Reform (CFRR) to launch a fight against … 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 Supreme Court rejects challenges to Polis-backed oil & gas measures

Cathy Proctor and Ed Sealover – Denver Business Journal – June, 30, 2014 The Colorado Supreme Court Monday blocked challenges to six ballot proposals backed by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis concerning local regulation of oil and gas operations. The ruling means the campaign backing the measures … Continue reading

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Primary election 2014: Colorado’s Republican governor candidates on drilling regulations

Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal None of Colorado’s four Republican gubernatorial candidates support Gov. John Hickenlooper’s current effort to give local governments more regulatory authority over drilling operations in exchange for U.S. Rep.Jared Polis yanking down his nine proposed regulatory ballot initiatives, with … 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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