Oil, Gas Assemble to Fight Local Anti-Fracking Measures

The oil and gas industry mobilized in Colorado this year to knock two anti-fracking initiatives off the November ballot. Both ballot initiatives were spearheaded by residents, but they failed to get enough signatures to qualify for a vote.

This successful strategy by the industry came after it was caught by surprise when Colorado voters in 2012 and 2013 approved other citizen-driven, anti-fracking measures.  

 Colorado fracking initiative graphic

Bloomberg BNA reporter Tripp Baltz digs into this story and whether the industry’s new approach presents a pathway that it could take to other states where fracking restrictions are under consideration in statewide and local initiative campaigns.  His story is After Early Losses, Industry Stops Anti-Fracking Measures.