Initiative 97 imposes a mandatory statewide minimum 2,500-foot drilling setback, also cedes power to local governments to increase setbacks
This is the final week for environmental activist groups and Colorado Rising to gather signatures for Colorado ballot initiative 97. It’s the initiative that asks voters to change existing state law to impose a 2,500-foot setback on new oil and gas drilling and development. In many cases, setbacks are 500 feet now.

In its appeal this week for voters to sign the petitions, 350 Colorado, the stat...

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