Drilling initiatives gather more than 80,000 signatures

County RegulationsBy The Denver Post – July, 10, 2014

Backers of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution to include an environmental bill of rights and to establish a 2,000-foot setback between oil and gas drilling rigs and homes say they have collected more than 80,000 signatures.

Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, the initiative campaign committee, has been collecting signatures on the setback measure, Initiative 88, and the bill of rights, Initiative 89, for three weeks, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Both measures are backed by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, who has said he will drop them if a compromise legislative solution to local-control issues is reached.

Supporters have until Aug. 4 to submit 86,105 valid signatures on each measure to make the November ballot.

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