Temporary Restraining Order Hearing in Forced Pooling Case Tomorrow

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Contact: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com

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Temporary Restraining Order Hearing in Forced Pooling Case Tomorrow

Community Awaits Pivotal Decision

DENVER – On Friday, February 8th at 1:30 pm, the hearing for Colorado Rising and the Wildgrass community’s motion for a temporary restraining order in the forced pooling lawsuit against the state will be held. Colorado Rising is the group behind the Prop 112 effort.

The hearing will be at the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse at 901 19th St., Denver, Colorado 80202 in room A 902.

Read the press release about the lawsuit here.

Follow Colorado Rising’s twitter for live-tweet updates of the proceedings.

Anne Lee Foster, Communication Director for Colorado Rising said about the suit “The practice of forced pooling is, in essence, a taking of private property for corporate gain by order of the state. Forced pooling is a perfect example of Colorado’s antiquated oil and gas laws that must be updated in accordance with modern technology, including horizontal fracking and the practice of residential drilling. The oil and gas industry has long used forced pooling as a means of coercing mineral owners into unreasonable, below-market leases and forced extraction of their mineral property. The practice is relied on so heavily by the industry, that some operators list changes to forced pooling regulations as a risk to their financial viability. The practice is clearly an egregious violation of property rights and must end.”

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Colorado Rising is powering the grassroots movement to protect public health & safety from dangerous oil & gas operations.

To learn more, please go to www.corising.org

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