Colorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their ability to develop their property.
In two weeks, we’ll have a better idea of just how epic the 2014 ballot measure battle will be and what forces may make it an historic election.
The issue of whether local communities should have more control over fracking seems to be headed to voters on the November ballot.
Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper has crafted a fragile compromise to avoid several fracking ballot issues, the effort might be for naught if environmental groups get their way.
As time runs out on the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers are considering a compromise to avoid ballot issue fracking bans, but the efforts are fighting the inevitable.