Measure to require oil and gas drilling setbacks dies

County RegulationsCathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – Feb 6, 2012

A bill requiring oil and gas wells to be drilled at least 1,000 feet from nearby schools or homes in Colorado died Monday when the state House Judiciary Committee voted 8-3 to postpone indefinitely further hearings on it.

But the three-hour hearing on House Bill 1176, sponsored by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, offered the first glimpse of the broad outlines of the Legislature’s 2012 fight over oil and gas operations in Colorado, and how the state’s new Niobrara oil boom has stirred concerns along the populous Front Range.

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