"DENVER — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state regulates its booming oil and gas industry, shifting the focus to protecting public health instead of encouraging production.
Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the measure.
“The governor is thrilled to see it pass,” said his spokeswoman, Laurie Cipriano. “This bill protects the health and safety of Colorado families and communities and it represents a meaningful step forward for the state,” she said.
Opponents immediately announced an attempt to repeal and replace the measure."