Colorado voters to decide whether to ban oil and gas drilling in most of state| Washington Examiner

Colorado voters will have a chance to decide in November whether to block drilling in most of one of America’s largest oil and gas producing states.

The Colorado secretary of state’s office said Wednesday that opponents of oil and natural gas fracking had obtained sufficient signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.

The measure would ban drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, schools, and “vulnerable areas” such as playgrounds. Currently, Colorado requires oil and gas wells to be located at least 500 feet from buildings and 350 feet from recreation areas.
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