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Coloradans Eye Rulings Around Country in Favor of Local Fracking Bans

Coloradans Eye Rulings Around Country in Favor of Local Fracking Bans
Supporters of local bans on the oil-and-gas drilling process known as fracking celebrated a key legal victory in Pennsylvania last week, where the state supreme court ruled unconstitutional a law that sought to override local zoning initiatives in the state. Colorado, like Pennsylvania — and states like California, New York and Ohio — is the site of a tug of war between state and local communities over drilling regulations.
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CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’

CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’
Colorado Representative Jared Polis fired off a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry, a powerful oil and gas lobby, decrying their lawsuits against the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette. Both cities, after ballot initiatives, forbade the industry from fracking near their communities.
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CO Voters Approve Fracking Moratoriums, Send Clear Message to Gov Hickenlooper

CO Voters Approve Fracking Moratoriums, Send Clear Message to Gov Hickenlooper
Voters in Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins, Colorado, called for moratoriums on fracking by impressive margins. Governor John Hickenlooper, who has consistently sided with oil and gas interests over citizens, has threatened to sue any city that banned the destructive gas retrieval process.
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Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks

Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks
Residents in towns sited in a line that stretches just north of Denver to just south of Wyoming, through a 250-square-mile gas field covered with wells like a picnic blanket overrun by ants, voted Tuesday to impose moratoriums and an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.
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