Oil and Gas Ballot Initiatives Clear First Title Board Hearing

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

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Oil and Gas Ballot Initiatives Clear First Title Board Hearing

Signature Gathering Should Begin By Early Spring

DENVER, CO – Today, February 19, 2020, the six proposed sets of language to better protect Coloradans from the harms of oil and gas extraction successfully cleared industry challenge in a Secretary of State Title Board hearing. The Ballot Title Setting Board approved all six sets of language to further proceed in the initiative process with none of the requests for rehearing or the motion to disqualify granted. The final petition should be approved for circulation by early Spring.

The citizen-led, pro-health and safety group, Colorado Rising, has introduced the language in response to the failure of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to implement new oil and gas legislation (SB-181) effectively. Since the signing of the new law over 1,000 new wells have been approved in Colorado with none of the protective measures or impact analysis required by SB-181.

Colorado Rising was the effort behind Proposition 112, the 2500 ft. oil and gas setback initiative, that was on the 2018 ballot. Prop 112 gained over 1.1 million votes, yet failed by a mere 5.2 points, despite being outspent over 40 to 1.

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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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