Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that the setback measure for oil and gas development has qualified to be on the November 6 statewide ballot.

The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracing, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings, waterways and other areas designated as "vulnerable."

Backers of Initiative 97 submitted signatures on Aug. 6 for the measure. A 5-percent random sample of the submitted signatures projected the number of valid signatures to be greater than 1...

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