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Group backing oil and gas limits recovers missing ballot petitions

Author: Associated Press - July 27, 2018 - Updated: July 27, 2018

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Farm Bureau ballot initiative(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Sponsors of a proposal to limit oil and gas drilling in Colorado say they’ve recovered thousands of voter petitions supporting the measure that were taken out of state by an Oregon signature gathering firm.
Colorado Rising says it hopes its dispute with Direct Action Partners of Portland doesn’t jeopardize its efforts to get its statutory measure, Initiative 97, on November’s ballot.
Colorado Rising says DAP suddenly closed its Colorado offices last week and took an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 signatures it had already collected to its Portland headquarters. It says DAP returned the signatures Thursday after Colorado Rising filed a Denver court complaint.DAP didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. It has said it abandoned its Colorado fieldwork because it was owed money. Colorado Rising disputes that.

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