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Proposal to limit oil, gas drilling gets on Colorado ballot


August 30, 2018

DENVER (AP) — A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, election officials said Wednesday.

The measure, known as Initiative 97 , is certain to ignite an expensive and high-stakes battle over how much control state and local governments can exert over one of the state's most powerful industries.

Backers submitted an estimated 123,000 valid signatures, well over the 98,492 required, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.

The measure would require that new oi...

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