I’ll keep it short today because this report is really long. Read it. It clears up any lingering confusion left over from the August 4 Hickenlooper and Polis scheme to kill the ballot initiatives and form a task force. Three Boulder Weekly reporters promised to get to the bottom of it and answer the question: why did two big-D Democrats call a halt to the small-d democratic process?
This is one of the most important reports you will read this year.
Who killed the vote on fracking?
Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups
… Is it really accurate to blame Polis and Hickenlooper for the fact that the measures died before they made the ballot?
On Aug. 7, in a Boulder Weekly column we promised to use every resource at our disposal to investigate and shed light on why the citizens of Colorado had been denied their opportunity to vote on the critical matter of who controls drilling and fracking in their communities and neighborhoods.
We have done our best to keep that pledge and believe that the following report will shed more light on why a statewide drilling/fracking vote in Colorado will not happen this November …