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Mineral Owners Could get Compensation from Anti-Fracking Governments

frackingMineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a bill being considered by Colorado lawmakers. Whether more regulations over fracking are needed is expected to be one of Continue reading

Lawmakers Propose Withholding Severance Tax Funds from Non-Participating Counties

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Republicans peeved at cities and counties that have put limits on oil and gas drilling have proposed punishing them by withholding tax revenue they get from drilling, called severance tax. A proposal for punitive action against local Continue reading

Lawmakers Want Compensation for Fracking Bans

frackingColorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The Continue reading

Routt County Republicans to Host “Liberty Tent”

YAMPA.2The Routt County Republicans will hold a speakers event Friday that will feature guests speaking on various hot political topics.  Subjects include the Restore Colorado Initiative – an effort to Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Considering Special Session

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Lawmakers and groups with a stake in oil and gas development in Colorado have a draft bill from the governor’s office that seeks to find a compromise on local control rules for the booming fracking industry.  Governor John Hickenlooper will order a special legislative session if there is consensus on the proposal aimed at trying to stave off Continue reading

Gay Group Blasts Gay Lawmaker For Ballot Measure Support

polisA gay Republican organization is airing a radio ad attacking Democratic Representative Jared Polis for supporting possible ballot measures to limit fracking.  The ad from the Log Cabin Republicans contends that ballot measures limiting fracking could cost Colorado tens of thousands of jobs.  It notes that Polis is independently wealthy, and contends he is financing the ballot challenges to Continue reading