October 05, 2018

Oil and Gas Setbacks, Just Compensation Measures Take Center Stage on the Colorado Ballot

John L. Watson

Proposition 112 and Amendment 74

Proposition 112 (the “Oil and Gas Setback” measure) has a place on the November 6, 2018, election ballot in Colorado and was the primary impetus for proposed Amendment 74. Amendment 74 (the “Just Compensation” measure) has been called the “nuclear option” because of fear of an explosion of litigation if passed. Whether or not one labels the legal actions which some fear will result as frivolous, both of these controversial measures, if passed, may indeed result in a flood of lawsuits. 

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