Tag Archives: Local Government

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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Hick: Chances of special session on oil, gas compromise less than 50%

By Aldo Svaldi – The Denver Post – June 27, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday pegged the chances of a special session to pass a compromise bill providing local governments more control over oil and gas drilling at less than … 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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No consensus seen in Colorado’s oil & gas talks to avoid Polis-backed ballot measures

Ed Sealover – Reporter – Denver Business Journal A pair of meetings Tuesday in which Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tried to find consensus on a bill to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling as an alternative to grappling with several potential … Continue reading

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Proposed oil and gas ballot measures are ‘stupid,’ former Colorado Gov. Romer says

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – May 8, 2014 Former Democratic Colorado Gov. Roy Romer is succinct in summing up his thoughts on the myriad of proposed state ballot issues that, if approved by voters, will write new regulations into the state’s constitution … Continue reading

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Colorado local-control oil and gas bill aims to be flexible

Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – May 2, 2014 The sponsor of a potential bill to grant local governments more control over oil and gas drilling regulations said she hopes to craft legislation that will allow cities and counties to deal … Continue reading

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Battle over oil and gas regs in Colorado loops in political powers

By Mark Jaffe and Aldo Svaldi – The Denver Post – May 1, 2014 The battle over what power local governments should have over oil and gas drilling swept through the statehouse Wednesday and out into a statewide campaign to defeat … Continue reading

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