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Colorado voters Tuesday rejected Proposition 112, an extreme ballot measure that would have effectively banned oil and natural gas development in the state.
Patrick Demmer, a pastor, former president of the Greater Denver Ministerial Alliance and father of three, grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two, asked Colorado voters to consider the negative impacts this ballot measure would have on their communities.
With the state’s economic prosperity on the line, Protect Colorado announced today that it was prepared to fight a ballot initiative requiring 2,500-foot setbacks for new oil and natural gas development after the Colorado Secretary of State’s office certified the measure for voters’ consideration in November.
Protect Colorado announced Monday that it was ready to challenge the validity of the signatures submitted in support of a 2,500-foot setback measure for oil and natural gas development that would destroy the state’s economy, cut tens of thousands of jobs and eliminate billions in tax revenue to the state and local communities.
“Setback” is a common term here in Colorado, especially this year, but not many people know exactly what setbacks are or why they are important to responsible oil and natural gas development. Learn more.