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Maura Bennett Initiative 112 Property Rights
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: January 18, 2018

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The Colorado Farm Bureau is sponsoring a new initiative that would amend the state constitution’s protections for property owners.

The Farm Bureau’s Shawn Martini says Initiative 112 has a central focus.

“To protect farmers and ranchers and property owners from land use decisions..”

The Farm Bureau is responding to another initiative in the works from the group Colorado Rising. That initiative would mandate all new oil and gas development be set back 2,500 feet from buildings and “vulnerable areas.” A spokeswoman for the group says their number one priority is health and safety,” and referred to a deadly gas line explosion in Firestone.

Supporters of the initiatives will have to collect nearly 100,000 petition signatures to get each on the ballot.

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