FOUR OIL AND GAS MEASURES OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN
Coalition applauds those who made deal possible
Coloradans for Responsible Reform (CFRR) announced that all four oil and gas related initiatives ‐ 88, 89, 121 and 137 ‐ have been officially withdrawn and will not be on the November ballot.
All of the necessary forms for withdrawing the measures were submitted to the Secretary of State's office late Wednesday afternoon.
CFRR lauded all of the participants involved in the process.
"We have always believed that serious issues require serious dialogue. Coloradans for Responsible Reform has always preferred dialogue over initiative politics. Once again we have proven that Coloradans can put aside their differences and work together to find solutions," said Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
CFRR has a twenty‐year history in Colorado and is committed to protecting Colorado's jobs and economy. The bipartisan coalition includes business, labor, agricultural and civic organizations statewide.
"Our coalition is pleased with the outcome that avoids a divisive and costly election battle. Initiatives 889 and 89 would have damaged Colorado's economy and created endless litigation. We are relieved they have been dismissed and applaud everyone who worked hard to make that happen," said Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator.
Brough and Salazar are among the co‐chairs of CFRR.
"This is the result everyone wanted. CFRR wants to acknowledge that we could not have arrived at this point without the resolve and perseverance of Governor John Hickenlooper. He should be commended for his leadership," said Rick Reiter, CFRR campaign director.
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