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Colorado Fracking Ban Initiative (2014)

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A Colorado Fracking Ban may appear on a 2014 ballot in the state of Colorado as an initiated state statute. If approved by voters, the measure, which is sponsored by the group Protect our Colorado, would ban the practice of extracting natural gas via hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.[1]


Fracking is the method in which a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is injected into the ground under high pressure to break up sub-surface rock and unlock fuels. Sam Schabacker, an organizer with Protect Our Colorado, said he believes Colorado residents' only option is a statewide initiative, saying that Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration will likely sue to block individual jurisdictions from putting fracking bans in place. "It's clear citizens don't have any other recourse," said Schabacker.[1]


This initiative is sponsored by the group Protect Our Colorado.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado

In Colorado, supporters must obtain at least 86,105 valid signatures in order to place a measure on the ballot, regardless of whether the measure is an initiated constitutional amendment or an initiated state statute.

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