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Fracking Ballot Measure Loses Support As Colorado Governor Creates Task Force

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT) -- DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Aug. 4, 2014, announced that he is creating a task force charged with crafting recommendations to minimize land use conflicts related to hydraulic fracturing and that he is asking the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to dismiss its lawsuit against residents in Longmont, Colo., which passed a ban on fracking. In a separate announcement, Rep. Jared Polis withdrew his support for ballot initiatives banning fracking.

Ballot Initiative

Polis, the Colorado Democrat who supported a ballot initiative for...
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