Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry will likely defeat an effective drilling ban on November’s ballot, a key state lawmaker predicted Friday, but she cautioned that the effort would return stronger in 2020 if state legislators do not find common ground on regulating abandoned wells and other issues. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now House Majority Leader KC Becker said on a Baird conference call that oil and gas interests are spending $30 million to defeat Proposition 112, compared with $1 million by supporters of the measure. The proposition on the November 6 ballot would increase oil and gas drilling setbacks to 2,500 feet, from 500 feet, which would effectively ban most new drilling in the […]