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Protect Colorado supports state and local ballot initiatives that promote a vibrant Colorado economy and opposes those measures that seek to harm Colorado’s economy and way of life.

We support responsible oil and natural gas development, which is vital to Colorado’s economic future. We promote the numerous benefits that oil and natural gas development provides to Colorado and our communities.

"Fracking is good for the country's energy supply, our national security, our economy, and our environment." - Governor John Hickenlooper

Colorado’s energy industry contributes billions to our state’s economy and supports hundreds of thousands of reliable, good jobs. Get answers to common questions about fracking and see why our state’s oil and natural gas industry is vital to Colorado’s future.

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“The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against the governor and his executive order to make it easier to get citizen initiatives on the ballot during the pandemic. In a decision released Wednesday, the court reversed a district court ruling and said petitions for ballot measures have to be signed in person.”

by Denver Post | July 01, 2020

“In the ruling handed down Wednesday morning, the state’s highest court said, ‘[T]he Colorado Constitution requires that ballot initiative petitions be signed in the presence of the petition circulator. That requirement cannot be suspended by executive order, even during a pandemic. We therefore reverse the order of the district court and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.'”

by Colorado Politics | July 01, 2020

The Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Gov. Jared Polis’ effort to allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail, saying that the Democrat does not have the power to suspend a requirement in the state’s constitution even in a disaster emergency like the coronavirus crisis.

by Colorado Sun | July 01, 2020

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