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Colorado has been a battleground for anti-energy activists seeking to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, within the state. Last year, activists pushed for two ballot initiatives that would have severely restricted the use of fracking throughout Colorado, an outcome that would have resulted in serious negative consequences for the Colorado economy.
In order to prevent energy policy from being dictated by ballot initiative, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed a task force to study fracking and suggest ways that energy producers, and state and local governments can better interact to address the concerns of citizens within Colorado and still have a viable energy industry. Jon Haubert from Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development and research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the factors leading up to the task force in their recommendations in this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast.