Tag Archives: Initiative 97

Setbacks are on the November ballot

August 30, 2018

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Initiative 97 will appear as Proposition 112 on the ballot Colorado Rising’s Safe Setback Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot Campaign gears up to ensure that 2,500 foot setbacks become law DENVER — The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has announced that the 2,500 foot “Safer Setbacks from Fracking” initiative will be on this November’s statewide […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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EHP study recommends 1 to 2 kilometer setbacks

August 21, 2018

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A mountain of scientific evidence based on peer-reviewed studies has shown that living in close proximity to unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) is associated with serious health risks. For their newly published Delphi study, the Environmental Health Project (EHP) looked at the question: “How close is too close?” The study, Setback distances for unconventional […]

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COGCC report is wrong on Initiative 97

August 15, 2018

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Initiative 97 will appear on the November ballot as Proposition 112 Guest post by Bob Arrington, PE* Initiative 97 would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings, as well as public parks, public open space, irrigation canals, lakes, rivers, perennial or intermittent streams […]

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Coloradans support setbacks

August 6, 2018

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In the face of enormous odds and attacks from all sides, the Colorado Rising team reports an overwhelming groundswell of support from Coloradans over the past weekend. Today they delivered over 171,000 signatures for the “Safer Setbacks from Fracking” initiative to the Secretary of State’s Office. Initiative 97 requires at least 98,462 valid signatures to […]

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Bloody but unbowed Initiative 97 rages on

August 2, 2018

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*Updated August 3 with links to stories on KDNK and KGNU below As the August 6 deadline for signatures looms over Initiative 97, the more than 550 volunteers are gearing up for a final statewide effort this weekend. Meanwhile the oil & gas industry has pulled out all their dirty tricks to stop to them. […]

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Oil and gas industry group linked to Initiative 97 harassment

July 26, 2018

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At a press conference today at the State Capitol supporters of Initiative 97, which favors 2500-foot setbacks for new oil & gas facilities, vowed to fight on as they contend with their own setbacks. Colorado Rising organizers called the presser to unpack the breaking news that Direct Action Partners, one of the six companies hired […]

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Paid actors harass setbacks petitioners

June 21, 2018

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Oil and gas industry likely supporting agitators to harass and intimidate volunteers during Colorado Rising ballot initiative campaign for safer setbacks Campaign calls on Secretary of State to stop the bullying Petitions have been circulating since April for Initiative 97, which would require 2,500-foot-minimum setbacks between new oil and gas developments and any occupied structures […]

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Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

May 29, 2018

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Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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CO Supreme Court affirms setbacks Initiative 97

April 6, 2018

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Ballot initiative language for safer setbacks from fracking operations approved by Supreme Court Colorado Rising begins signature collection for November ballot DENVER, CO, April 6, 2018 – This morning, the Colorado Rising statewide ballot Initiative 97 was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 97 calls for 2,500-foot setbacks, or buffer zones, between new oil […]

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