Of the 7 million acres of non-federal land in Colorado’s top oil and gas producing counties, proposed initiative #97 would exclude 6.5 million acres from drilling and development
An estimated 54% of Colorado’s total land surface would be unavailable for new oil and gas development by adopting the buffer zone setbacks and federal land exemption proposed by initiative #97, according to a July report by the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

Colorado ballot initiative #97, received by the Colorado Secretary of State in January 201...


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