Initiative 97

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Initiative 97, a ballot question that would increase Colorado’s minimum oil and gas well setbacks, has qualified for the upcoming midterm election.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced on Aug. 29 it had verified enough signatures supporting the effort.

Courtesy of Walker Stapleton for Governor, Polis for Colorado

The Republican candidate for Colorado governor is warning that Democrats want to impose job-killing restrictions on oil and gas development.

Erin O'Toole / KUNC

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead of a Monday deadline.