Initiative 97

As Colorado’s population has grown, so has the oil and gas industry. Its presence is an unavoidable part of the landscape. That’s why volunteer Patricia Nelson said she has spent part of her summer collecting signatures for Initiative 97.

Colorado Rising is spearheading the effort to get Initiative 97 on November’s ballot to increase oil and gas setbacks to 2500 feet from schools, playgrounds and other areas. Last month, petition-gathering firm Direct Action Partners absconded with signed petitions. Attorney Joe Salazar represents Colorado Rising and spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the situation. In this clip, he explains the ballot issue and what happened to the petitions.  Tune in at 4 PM today for more of the conversation with Salazar.