ABANDON SHIP! Hick gives up on special session

So now the Democrats have put all their eggs in Jared Polis' liberal basket.

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SOURCE: The Denver Post

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he was giving up on his effort to craft a compromise bill on local control of oil and gas drilling and that there would be no special legislative session.

"Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that would avoid a series of expensive and divisive ballot initiatives," Hickenlooper said in a statement.

"Despite our best efforts and those of other willing partners, we have not been able to secure the broader stakeholder support necessary to pass bipartisan legislation in a special session," the governor said.

The goal of the compromise bill would have been to remove two initiatives from the November ballot: one mandating a 2,000-foot setback for drilling rigs from homes and another adding an environmental bill of rights to the state constitution.

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