The Animas River spill was the result of shoddy work performed by the EPA. It is yet another black mark on the government agencies report card but there are no protests, there are no charges, there are no changes.
Initiative No. 75 would have given local governments the authority to regulate oil-and-gas development, including banning fracking. Initiative No. 78 called for a mandatory 2,500-foot setback around oil-and-gas operations. Both failed.