Colorado Initiative 75: It’s not just about drilling.

May 24, 2014 § 2 Comments

A Colorado Supreme Court ruling gives a green-light for petitions to circulate on Initiative 75. If approved by voters in November, the initiative would enable cities and counties to set their own rules for oil-and-gas drilling, regardless of existing state and federal laws.

Recall that in February, Colorado health and environment officials already approved new rules to limit air pollution from oil and gas drilling in the state, including a plan to detect and reduce methane emissions. 

Initiative 75, as currently written, would reach beyond oil and gas companies and give local governments the right to prohibit many other business.  This could create interesting bedfellows as the political opposition to the controversial measure grows.

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