- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Supporters of two more ballot questions to restrict oil and gas development in Colorado can start collecting signatures after getting approval from the state Supreme Court.

The Denver Post reports Monday (https://goo.gl/K9LVqO ) that one proposal, Initiative 88, would require new wells to be at least 2,000 feet from the closest occupied structure. Initiative 92 would let local governments limit or ban oil and gas development.

Current well setbacks are 500 feet.

The initiatives would be state constitutional amendments and therefore difficult to reverse. In all, supporters of more local control over oil and gas development are trying to get 11 initiatives on the November ballot.

Gov. John Hickenlooper is trying to get supporters and opponents of the initiatives to agree on a legislative compromise to stave off the ballot questions.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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