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Simon LomaxSimon LomaxAugust 23, 201811min1084

Investors: Don’t buy what political activists are trying to sell you in Colorado. I’m surprised this reminder is even necessary, given how anti-oil and gas ballot measures collapsed in 2014 and 2016. But according to the Denver Business Journal, this month’s signature submittal for anti-oil and gas Initiative 97 “rattled some investors,” with a $3 billion drop in the combined market value of some of Colorado’s largest energy companies observed in the days afterward.


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Tim BrownAugust 7, 20185min1674

A proposed ballot measure to increase setbacks five times the distance of what is currently required for oil and gas operations will cost Coloradans more than 100,000 jobs by 2030 and have a devastating impact on the economy, according to a new study and economic impact analysis conducted by the REMI Partnership and reviewed by Dr. Ian Lange and Dr. Braeton Smith with the Colorado School of Mines Mineral and Energy Economics Program.