the republic logo

Colorado Republicans want payments to mineral owners during fracking bans

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

DENVER — Colorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their ability to develop their property.

The House GOP said Thursday that Rep. Perry Buck of Windsor will be introducing the bill in the session that begins next month.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is expected to be a heated topic of debate for lawmakers. During the session, they will also be getting recommendations from a task force studying how to resolve land disputes over energy development.

The task force was assembled by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper as a compromise to get groups to drop competing ballot measures that would support or limit fracking.

Fracking opponents have been making a push to give local governments more control over drilling.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.