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Colorado Democrats officially back limits on fracking this year

The Colorado Democratic Party's State Executive and Central Committee are supporting an initiative to require fracking operations to be at least 2,500-foot setbacks from homes and other buildings.
Credit: Denver Business Journal

Most Democratic candidates this year could be talking down fracking. That’s not a surprise, especially now that it’s official.

The Colorado Democratic Party’s State Executive and Central Committee met July 14 at Elizabeth High School in Elbert County to tend to business, including supporting Initiative 97 to require fracking operations to be at least 2,500-foot setbacks from homes and other occupied buildings.

If the measure qualifies for the ballot, it will become entangled with the governor’s race, where Republican Walker Stapleton is a supporter of the industry and Democrat Jared Polis wants to move the state toward renewable energy.

The state party also endorsed Initiative 126 to cap annual payday loan interest at 36 percent.

The party also elected former congressional candidate Bob Seay as its secretary.

Read more at Colorado Politics: https://bit.ly/2uLhXsm