Coloradans rejected — wisely, in our estimation — Proposition 112, which would have increased setbacks for new oil and gas development to nearly half a mile from occupied structures — something opponents called a "de facto" ban on drilling.

We opposed 112 on the premise that it was using a chainsaw to address a problem where small, surgical cuts are required to prevent economic upheaval. But Prop 112's inclusion on the ballot — along with the similarly rejected Amendment 74 — served a useful purpose, if only temporarily.

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