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Fracking fight may be called off with last-minute deal

Brandon Rittiman, KUSA – August 4, 2014 DENVER – Environmentalists and the governor’s office have crafted a last-minute deal that they hope will withdraw all proposed ballot initiatives to restrict fracking for the November election, potentially defusing a political time bomb … Continue reading

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Littwin: Jared Polis, others have lots to lose in Great Colorado Fracking Wars

Mike Littwin – Colorado Independent – The Tribune July, 24, 2014 As we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself into a corner — and there … Continue reading

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Potential battle looms over local oil and gas rules, drilling fees

  Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – April 11, 2013 Colorado House Democrats took two steps toward giving more control over oil and gas drilling to local governments Thursday, as leaders said that they expect to introduce a bill soon allowing … Continue reading

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Oil and gas bills have Colorado legislature pitted against Hickenlooper

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post Oil and gas drilling has swept off the plains and into the Colorado statehouse, fueling battles between the industry and community advocates and potentially between Gov. John Hickenlooper and his fellow Democrats in the … Continue reading

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Oil, gas regulators under scrutiny in Colorado

By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER—The oil and gas industry is getting unusual scrutiny these days in Colorado, where Democrats in charge of the Legislature are tapping on the pedestal occupied by a business once considered so powerful that lawmakers left … Continue reading

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