Messenger: Protect Colorado

Candidate: None

Contest: Proposition 112

Affiliation: U

Date delivered: Oct. 2, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message:

This mailer from issue committee Protect Colorado urges voters to oppose Proposition 112, which would require 2,500-foot setbacks from homes and schools for oil and gas development. It says the state would lose jobs in the industry, as well as tax revenues, if the proposal is approved. A CBS4 Reality Check notes that estimates vary on how the measure would impact the state.

About the messenger: Protecting Colorado's Environment, Economy and Energy Independence, aka Protect Colorado, is an issue committee formed in 2014 backed by the oil and gas industry. It works to support and oppose ballot initiatives depending on the industry's position.

The messenger's money: Protect Colorado has raised more than $13 million through late July for the 2017-18 election cycle. Anadarko Petroleum has given about $4.5 million; Noble Energy about $2.5 million and Extraction Oil & Gas about $2.2 million.