December 2018, Vol. 245, No. 12

Editor's Notebook

Colorado Voters Reject Proposition 112

By Joe Hollier Colorado’s oil and gas industry breathed a sigh of relief as voters rejected a proposal to require oil and gas wells be at least 2,500 feet from homes, schools, waterways and other areas deemed vulnerable. Had Proposition 112 passed it would have made the half-mile buffer state law everywhere except on federal lands. Currently in Colorado, there is a 1,000-foot set-back in place for schools and hospitals, as well as a 500-foot buffer for residential properties. “We’re grateful that Coloradans stood with the energy sector to oppose this measure,” said Dan Haley, president and CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, in a statement. “I want every Coloradan to know that we

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