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2018 Ballot Measure - 2C: Oil and Gas Pollution Tax

Boulder voters will consider a variety of ballot measures on the Nov. 6, 2018, election, including this one. Visit election information for a complete list of ballot measures and other information.

Brief Summary

This proposed ballot measure, if approved by voters, would place a new tax on oil and gas developers to cover the projected costs of environmental and health impacts resulting from oil and gas development.

Ballot Language

Imposition of an Oil and Gas Pollution Tax

Shall City of Boulder taxes be increased $0 in 2019 and by whatever amounts are generated annually thereafter through the imposition of an oil and gas pollution tax at the rate of up to $6.90 per barrel of oil and up to $0.88 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas for oil or gas extracted within the Boulder city limits commencing January 1, 2019, and shall revenue from the tax be used to fund costs associated with oil and gas extraction in the city of Boulder and with the remainder used by the general fund and shall all earnings thereon (regardless of amount) constitute a voter approved revenue change, and an exception to the revenue and spending limits of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?

For the Measure ____  Against the Measure ____

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