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All four Colorado oil, gas ballot measures withdrawn as promised

By The Denver Post Published: August 5, 2014

All four oil and gas related ballot initiatives have officially been withdrawn and will not appear on Colorado's fall ballot, Coloradans for Responsible Reform said Tuesday afternoon.

Signatures for measures were submitted Monday, but as part of a compromise brokered by Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis — who backed two of them — the initiatives were withdrawn from the Colorado Secretary of State.

Initiative 88, which would have amended the state constitution to require a 2,000-foot setback between homes and oil and gas operations, Initiative 89, which would have added an environmental bill of rights, were supported by Polis. Initiative 121, which would have withheld oil and gas revenues from communities that ban fracking, and Initiative 137, which would have required a fiscal note for all citizen ballot measures, were backed by industry.

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