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What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis and the Democratic-led legislature are pushing forward a measure that could allow local governments to veto oil and gas drilling in their communities, add a litany of new rules and spark a wave of lawsuits. A provision in the legislation to raise the threshold for forced pooling of mineral rights would give […]

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Here’s how much the oil and gas industry spent on the 2018 election in Colorado

Seven of the top 10 corporate and nonprofit donors in Colorado’s 2018 midterm election were oil and gas interests that combined to spend more than $34 million — a total that exceeded the campaigns for both candidates in the governor’s race. The money primarily went to support or defeat two competing ballot initiatives. But oil and […]

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Proposition 112 fails, but big vote total signals oil and gas setbacks will be headed to the Colorado capitol

Proposition 112 — which sought to keep 2,500 feet between new oil and gas operations and any home in Colorado — did not win. But its proponents may not have lost either. The ballot initiative was voted down 57 percent to 43 percent, but it garnered more than 825,000 votes — a potentially powerful statement […]

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Opinion: Amendment 74 would make it tougher to protect Colorado’s rivers

Colorado is famous for its snowy mountains and trout-filled rivers; when picturing Colorado, people envision boating, surfing whitewater parks, fishing in gold medal streams, or hiking and biking along rivers and meadows. Colorado’s recreation economy relies on water resources. Coloradans have shaped this image and protected waterways for many years, ensuring that Colorado remains a […]

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The 6th Congressional District TV ad battle is one of the nation’s most expensive; spending in Colorado attorney general’s race ramps up

Television-advertising spending in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District race continues to set records, with about $16 million booked and totals rising, even as pollsters begin to make their predictions in the fierce battle between incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jason Crow. The Cook Political Report moved the 6th Congressional District […]

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After GOP group pulls ads for Mike Coffman, Democratic group cancels some of its spots for Jason Crow

A Democratic super PAC that is working to defeat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District will slash its spending on TV commercials, but other outside groups may take up the slack. The move comes after the Congressional Leadership Fund, a group affiliated with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, cut its TV time […]