Colorado Governor Retreats On Fracking Debate As Elections Loom – 5 August 2014

RT logoTwo of Colorado’s leading Democrats agreed to nix from the November ballot a set of anti-fracking initiatives that some members in the party believed would damage its candidates’ chances of victory come Election Day.

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In a nod to party unity, Democratic Rep. Jared Polis agreed to drop his demands for anti-fracking legislation, instead throwing his support behind a new initiative from Gov. John Hickenlooper that would seek to create a special task force to address the concerns of people over fracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and gas that injects large amounts of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to unlock the resources.

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