Tag Archives: Jared Polis

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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Colorado could lose 1,000s of jobs, billions with 2,000-foot oil & gas setback, CU-Leeds study warns

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – January 8, 2015 A proposal floated in 2014 to push new wells 2,000 feet away from homes and buildings could lead to a 50 percent drop in oil and gas activity across the state, which … Continue reading

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Oil and gas execs plan more public outreach, even without ballot battle

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal The massive effort to communicate the technicalities of the oil and gas industry to Colorado voters isn’t finished, despite the end of a looming campaign fight over ballot initiatives this fall, according to oil and … Continue reading

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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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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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Drilling initiatives gather more than 80,000 signatures

By 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 … Continue reading

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17 Colorado homebuilders push for oil, gas local-control compromise

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 3, 2014 In the battle to strike a compromise on local control of oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday picked up the support of 17 homebuilders and developers. … Continue reading

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