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Drilling setback ballot measure would keep rigs off of most Colorado lands

Author: Mark Jaffe - July 5, 2018 - Updated: July 5, 2018

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About 85 percent of state and private lands in Colorado would be off limits for oil and gas surface development if a ballot measure is adopted.

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Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe has covered energy, environment and government issues for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg News and The Denver Post. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and studied environmental economics as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He is the author of two books, "And No Birds Sing, The story of an ecological disaster in a tropical paradise" and "The Gilded Dinosaur-The fossil war between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the rise of American science."