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Udall, Hickenlooper, Romanoff all come out against Polis’ ballot measures after compromise fails
DENVER -- Colorado Sen. Mark Udall moved quickly Wednesday in coming out in opposition to two ballot initiatives that would restrict oil and gas drilling after a legislative compromise aimed at averting the fight over the measures fell apart. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who'd tried for more than three months to negotiate an agreement to give local communities more control over fracking without allowing them to ban drilling altogether, announced Wednesday that he would not be calling a special session to pass the compromise draft bill, a story FOX31 Denver first reported Tuesday night.