State Legislatures May Be Next Stop For Oil And Gas Regs

By Jeffrey Dintzer and Gina Angiolillo (December 18, 2018, 12:35 PM EST) -- Colorado voters defeated Proposition 112 this November, 55 percent to 45 percent.[1] The initiative would have increased the minimum setback distance for new oil, gas and fracking projects to 2,500 feet from homes, schools, lakes, rivers, and other community and natural resources. Current setback restrictions for wells vary, from 1,000 feet from high-occupancy buildings (e.g., schools and hospitals) to 350 feet from other public spaces.[2]...

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