“Think before you ink.” “Decline to sign.” “This petition kills jobs!”
In the final days before Monday’s deadline to submit signatures on two proposed fracking regulations, the energy industry has ramped up its efforts to keep them from reaching the November ballot. Industry-funded billboards, sign-carriers, radio ads and television spots blasting the initiatives as bad for Colorado seem to be everywhere.
Meanwhile, an army of residents has spread out across the state, making a final push to gather enough signatures to put Initiative 75 and Initiative 78 before voters in the Nov. 8 election. Organizers must deliver nearly 100,000 signatures to the Secretary of State by 3 p.m. Aug. 8 for certification. For the full story, read it here, in the Colorado Independent.