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Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Oil & Gas Setback Ballot Initiative in Signature-Gathering Mode

Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Oil & Gas Setback Ballot Initiative in Signature-Gathering Mode

Will they gather enough signatures this time around? The 2018 Colorado ballot initiative that would change state law to require 2,500-foot setbacks from occupied structures, playgrounds and water sources for new oil and gas development projects is in the signature gathering phase. It is Initiative #97. The groups behind the newest setback initiative have just 68 more days to collect 100,000+ signatures needed to successfully land a new setback statute for new oil and gas development projects on the 2018 Colorado ballot. By Aug. 6, Colorado Rising, the campaign group’s name, must turn in enough signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State for the verification process to result in 98,492 valid signatures of voters requesting the law be changed. In Colorado, the number of signatures required to qualify an initiated state statute for the ballot is equal to 5 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office of Colorado secretary of[Read More…]

Future of Colorado Drilling: Three Days Remain to Gather Signatures for 2016 Ballot Issues

Future of Colorado Drilling: Three Days Remain to Gather Signatures for 2016 Ballot Issues

Initiative 75 would amend the Colorado constitution to give municipalities control over oil and gas permitting, regulating 78 would essentially stop new drilling on 90% of Colorado’s land area by making a mandatory 2500-foot setback rule part of the state’s constitution It’s a couple of caramel macchiatos from being over. At least the first phase: gathering enough valid signatures to get the proposed amendments on the November ballot. The deadline for anti-oil and gas activists to present at least 98,492 valid voter signatures—5% of the total votes cast for all candidates for Colorado Secretary of State in the last general election—is Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. A global environmental activist organization, 350.org, is behind the signature gathering operation in Colorado, and is a donor, as is Greenpeace. 350.org took to social media and email today to try to push their followers to collect more signatures as the deadline looms. Representatives of 350.org,[Read More…]

2,500-Foot Setback Initiative Probably Won’t Make the Colorado Ballot: Wells Fargo

2,500-Foot Setback Initiative Probably Won’t Make the Colorado Ballot: Wells Fargo

“But if the measure were to be placed on the general election ballot, then it’s a toss up” Several groups and individuals want to halt, ban or eliminate hydraulic fracturing in Colorado by running signature gathering campaigns to amend the state’s constitution (Initiatives 63, 75 and 78). The state requires 98,492 valid Colorado voter signatures to get an initiative onto the November ballot. These valid signatures must be in the Colorado Secretary of State’s office by 3 p.m. on Mon. Aug. 8, 2016. After the petitions are turned in to the Secretary of State, his office has until Sept. 7 to validate signatures and release the results. Wells Fargo believes the “timing is uncertain, as we could get word this week that not enough signatures have been collected, or it could be in 2-3 weeks once the Secretary of State certifies signatures, or it could even be later than that if Colorado businesses choose to challenge[Read More…]