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Newly filed ballot questions seek to undo Colorado's looming oil and gas reforms

Greg Avery
Newly filed ballot questions seek to undo Colorado's looming oil and gas reforms

A pair of community leaders from oil-producing counties in Colorado have filed paperwork for ballot initiatives that would undo sweeping oil and gas reforms proposed in the state and create a new regulatory body to oversee the industry. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer and ex-Arapahoe County Commissioner John Brackney are the main backers of what they’re calling the Oil and Gas Independent Regulatory Act, four ballot questions that would repeal the massive, Democratic-backed oil and gas bill reform under consideration in the Colorado legislature, and replace the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission with a new oversight body.