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Polis’ local control signatures withdrawn, governor announces task force for oil-and-gas issues

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By The Staff

DENVER — The ballot showdown over local control of oil and gas drilling that had been looming on Colorado’s political horizon has been cancelled.

On Monday, Aug. 4, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis opted not to submit signatures for petitions to put two local-control initiatives on the November general election ballot, including one which would have sought to quadruple the current minimum setback for oil and gas drilling operations.


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