Oil and Gas Industry to Fight Proposed Colorado Legislation

The oil and gas has risen over $6 million to fight proposed anti-fracing laws in Colorado. Four proposed ballet measures would restrict drilling requiring greater distances between drilling rigs and residences and giving local governments more say in regulating the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry has organized a committee called Protect Colorado to advertise the issues, “Natural gas can help reduce our carbon footprint. We need natural gas, and fracking helps us get it.” A representative from Project Colorado commented, “We learned in 2014 that the most important thing is to be prepared at all times.” Main contributors to the Protect Colorado campaign are Noble Energy and Anadarko.