Editorial: The case for expanded oil and gas setbacks and Proposition 112
Want more reasons why you should vote ‘no’ on Proposition 112? A new article from The Boulder Daily Camera admits that:
There is little doubt that Proposition 112 would limit fossil fuel extraction in many populated areas of the state, even in some places to elimination — but, at least in growing Front Range neighborhoods, that’s the point. The jobs that industry advocates warn would be lost include retail, health care, hospitality and other positions presumed to be supported by oil and gas activity….
Industry advocates argue that Colorado has some of the strictest oil and gas regulations in the country and that the regulations continue to improve in ways that members of the public don’t always register. Colorado in 2014 became the first state in the country to limit oil and gas methane emissions, for example.
Read the rest of this editorial at The Boulder Daily Camera here.