- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Opponents of fracking in Colorado are preparing to go to the ballot to either ban the practice or keep it away from homes and schools.

Members of a Boulder County-based citizens group submitted paperwork Tuesday for 11 potential ballot questions. The Denver Post (https://dpo.st/22qvH5L ) reports that most are focused on increasing the distance between oil and gas wells and homes and schools but they also include a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing.

They are similar to ones pulled from the 2014 ballot after Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis reached a deal to create a task force to seek a compromise.

If state officials sign off on the language, backers would have to collect signatures from just over 98,000 voters for each proposal to get them on the ballot.

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


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