Two anti-fracking measures failed to make the November ballot, but Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the effort sent a clear message. … Hickenlooper opposed both proposals and brokered a deal two years ago to keep like-minded initiatives off the 2014 ballot by promising a commission to address the issues. The oil and gas task force made a number of modest recommendations but the thorniest issues remain. At the Democratic National Convention in July, fracking protesters shouted him down at a Politico event and confronted him on stage.