Letter to the editor: Anti-fracking request overreaches

Posted 10/30/19

Anti-fracking request overreaches Anti-fracking group Colorado Rising lost at the ballot box last November by a vote of 57% to 43% with their Proposition 112, a poorly disguised oil and gas ban. Now, …

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Letter to the editor: Anti-fracking request overreaches

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Anti-fracking request overreaches

Anti-fracking group Colorado Rising lost at the ballot box last November by a vote of 57% to 43% with their Proposition 112, a poorly disguised oil and gas ban. Now, after Colorado passed the most comprehensive oil and gas reforms this state has ever seen, they’re trying again, only this time through the courts, asking a judge to halt the issuance of all new drilling permits until the new rules are implemented.

The majority of Coloradans support oil and gas development, as long as it’s done safely and responsibly, which is how it’s been done for years. The ban is a radical idea supported by few, and not backed by law. There’s no need to halt all new permits, especially when the head of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says he’s upholding the spirit of the new law while not seeking to ban or harm the industry.

Colorado Rising does not act on behalf of most Coloradans, and I trust that the judge in this case will summarily dismiss their ridiculous lawsuit.

Fred Beisser

Parker

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