DENVER (AP) – Democratic Rep. Jared Polis has given $25,000 to a group pushing to allow local government more say over energy production.
Polis gave the money to Yes for Local Control Over Oil and Gas, according to campaign finance disclosures posted Monday. The group supports a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to give local governments more control over oil and gas production.READ MORE: Mountain Lions Thwart Planned Relocation Of Bighorn Sheep
The measure isn’t necessarily going to be on Colorado ballots. The group faces a deadline Monday to turn in some 98,000 signatures to get the amendment before voters.READ MORE: Kaiser Permanente Sets Out To Add Thousands More To Vaccinated List
The group faces a steep financial disadvantage if the measure makes ballots. An industry group has raised $13.4 million to oppose it. Energy producers say the change would unduly chill an industry currently regulated by the state.MORE NEWS: Explosion & Fire At Elkins Distilling In Estes Park Hospitalizes 2 People
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