Colorado’s political establishment has been working overtime to thwart an election day showdown over proposals that would require oil and gas wells to be set back at least a half mile from residences and give towns the ability to enact stricter drilling controls.
Chevron USA admitted that to meet a goal of developing a half million barrels of oil from sedimentary rock in northwest Colorado it would need 120,000 acre feet of water a year. That’s enough to meet the needs of 1 million people per year.
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