Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Colorado Anti-Fracking Activists Fall Short in Ballot Efforts"

"Two anti-fracking initiatives did not get enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot, Colorado officials announced on Monday, giving the oil and gas industry its latest victory over communities seeking to exert local control over fracking."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/30/2016

"Nevada Supreme Court Blocks Rooftop Solar Referendum"

"The Nevada Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision on [August 4] that blocks constituents from voting to restore favorable rates to rooftop solar customers. The decision puts increased pressure on lawmakers to implement a policy change during the next legislative session."

Source: Greentech Media, 08/11/2016

"Colorado Activists Submit Petitions for Referendums on Fracking"

"In an effort to halt the advance of the oil industry in Colorado, environmental activists said they submitted enough signatures on Monday to place on November’s ballot two initiatives aimed at severely limiting hydraulic fracturing."

Source: NY Times, 08/09/2016

"Energy Companies Spend Big To Fight Colorado Ballot Initiatives"

"Energy companies in Colorado are spending millions of dollars to derail a push by environmentalists to put measures on November's ballot that would stifle oil and gas drilling in the state, according to a Reuters review of campaign finance records.

Environmental groups are now gathering signatures for two statewide initiatives that would transfer regulatory control of oil and gas development to local governments and create more stringent setback requirements to keep oil and gas activities away from occupied structures.

Source: Reuters, 07/15/2016


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