Fracking: Local Control Measure Goes to CO Legislature

Posted February 24, 2014 at 1:53pm

The Denver Business Journal reports that “proponents of a statewide measure to give Colorado’s local governments control over hydraulic fracturing and other issues related to oil and gas development in their communities have submitted proposed ballot language to the Legislature.”  

“The proposed measure would write into the state Constitution language stating that “‘not withstanding any other provision of law, local governments in Colorado may place restrictions on the time, place or method of oil-and-gas development, including but not limited to the use of hydraulic fracturing, that are intended to protect their communities and citizens.'”  

“Traditionally in Colorado, state authorities regulate most aspects of oil and gas operations.”