Protect Colorado, an industry-backed citizens campaign against two proposed statewide oil/natural gas drilling local control ballot measures (Initiatives 88 and 89), has launched a website urging voters to reject the measures. The measures, backed by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), follow an abandoned move for a legislative compromise on the issue (see Shale Daily, July 17). The website is aimed at fighting “arbitrary and unnecessary” ballot measures that jeopardize private property rights and could hurt the state’s economy. Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) oppose the initiatives.
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