Upcoming TV debate showcases thinking on both sides of the setback issue
There is a storm cloud of potential upheaval facing Colorado’s oil and gas regulator (the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission—COGCC) this fall. On the leading edge is a contentious ballot issue that’s going to be in front of voters between mid-October and Nov. 6. Proposition 112 is at the epicenter of the storm.

Proposition 112 asks voters to approve an idea in the name of health and safety. A required 2,500-foot minimum setback for all new oil and gas develop...

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