CO Group Battles Oil, Gas Initiatives

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:15am

The Denver Post reports that “the same group that fought for the passage of Referendum C and against Douglas Bruce’s “Ugly Three” is back again this election cycle, this time to fight oil and gas initiatives that could be on the November ballot.”  

“Coloradans for Responsible Reform boasts about its bi-partisan pedigree. The group includes former Interior Secretary and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, a Democrat; Greeley Mayor Tom Norton, a Republican who formerly served as president of the Colorado Senate; and Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.”  

“It opposes 12 proposed ballot measures dealing with energy.”  

“’These anti-business measures would cripple Colorado’s energy sector, wrecking our economy and killing jobs,’ Brough said in a news release. ‘Colorado businesses, labor organizations, non-profits and civic groups recognize what will happen to Colorado if energy development is banned and are committed to defeating any ballot measures that are de facto bans.’”