Proposition 112 In the News

Proposition 112 In the News

 



Editorial: Vote no on Proposition 112 because it’s a ban on oil and gas

The Denver Post (October 10, 2018)

“With such a ban would come an exodus of oil and gas companies from the state, the high-paying jobs they create directly and indirectly, and the taxes they pay to state and local governments… Without hesitation, we can say that Proposition 112 is not the best way to address those reasonable concerns. It is an overreaction and we hope Coloradans reject it.”

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Vote no on Proposition 112

Brush News-Tribune (October 9, 2018)

“Some ballot initiatives offer you, the elector, some difficulty. There’s often merit to either an affirmative or a negative vote. Colorado Proposition 112 isn’t one of them… Say yes to jobs, yes to thriving economies, and say a resounding ‘no’ to Proposition 112.”

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Setbacks in Prop 112 would devastate Colorado

The Durango Herald (October 9, 2018)

“Simply put, Proposition 112 would devastate our state’s economic future. I’m heartened to see so many friends, (and occasional political adversaries), stand together with a united voice and commitment to defeat this extreme measure.”

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Editorial: Vote no on Proposition 112

Fort Morgan Times (October 4, 2018)

“State Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, and state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, have called this a job-killing and economy-killing measure. The Fort Morgan Times finds that to be true. We join our legislators in asking you to send a message. The Times asks you resoundingly to defeat this measure so it may never return in a form close to this… Say yes to jobs, yes to thriving economies, and say a resounding ‘no’ to Proposition 112.”

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Vote ‘no’ on Proposition 112

The Pueblo Chieftain (October 4, 2018)

“[Proposition 112] would have economic consequences affecting people other than those who directly work in the industry. According to one projection, about 147,000 jobs would be lost as a result of the requirement. State and local governments would lose money that they otherwise would collect in taxes, pegged at about $169 million.”

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EDITORIAL: Prop 112 a poor idea

Craig Daily Press (October 4, 2018)

“The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is against it, the Craig City Council is against it, Club 20 is against it, and we’re against it… A vote against Proposition 112 is a vote for our continued wellbeing.”

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SENTINEL ENDORSEMENT: Prop 112 is the wrong answer to Colorado’s pervasive oil drilling problems

Aurora Sentinel (October 1, 2018)

“Increasing an arbitrary, universal setback would punish an industry that carries a great deal of public risk, but it wouldn’t ensure everyone living or working near a drilling site would be any safer than they are now… Vote no on Prop 112 and elect state lawmakers willing to pass flexible regulations.”

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EDITORIAL: Join rally to beat jobs-killing Prop 112 in Colorado

The Gazette (October 1, 2018)

“Coloradans concerned about the working class, minorities and the economy will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Colorado Springs to oppose Prop 112. It is a jobs-killing initiative so extreme each candidate for governor, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, strongly opposes it.”

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Letter: Proposition 112 is unconstitutional

The Sterling Journal-Advocate (September 28)

“If passed, Proposition 112, which is a statute, would be challenged in the courts and ruled unconstitutional for violating the state constitution. On May 1, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled unanimously that oil and gas development should be regulated by the state and that bans and moratoria are illegal.”

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No on Proposition 112: It will hurt Colorado’s families and economy

The Denver Post (September 23)

“It will hurt our state government, local governments, fire districts, school districts, water districts, and the litany of other services Coloradans rely on every day — all made possible by the energy sector’s contributions to our state’s economy.”

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Proposition 112 sets back much more than the oil and gas industry

The Greeley Tribune (September 20)

“The simple fact is the ramifications of Proposition 112 go well beyond those companies, businesses and employees who directly work in or for the oil and gas industry. The ripple effect of passing this measure would be felt by every business and resident of our state.”

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Colorado’s Fracking Fright

The Wall Street Journal (September 20)

“In the first year the restrictions would take $201 million to $258 million out of state and local tax revenue. As energy production dwindled, that loss could rise to $1.1 billion annually by 2030, according to a Common Sense Policy Roundtable analysis reviewed by faculty from the Colorado School of Mines. The ban could kill up to 147,800 jobs and reduce state GDP by perhaps $218 billion between 2018 and 2030.”

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Vote no on Proposition 112

The Greeley Tribune (September 19)

“Proposition 112 removes the ability of Colorado residents to govern through their elected representatives.”

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Vote no on Prop 112

The Greeley Tribune (September 18)

“Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Walker Stapleton, a Republican, candidates for Colorado governor, do have one thing in common. They both oppose Prop 112. It would kill up to 147,000 good-paying jobs in Colorado over 12 years, and it would devastate school and fire district funding. The state would lose $218 billion in GDP.”

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Ballot issue to roll back drilling would kill jobs across Colorado

Colorado Politics (September 17)

“According to a study released by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), the negative impacts of [Proposition 112] will ripple throughout our state economy and significantly reduce the number of job opportunities.”

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