Some Colorado lawmakers say cities that ban fracking should have to pay the owners of the mineral rights who are impacted, and the cost could run in the millions of dollars.
A legislative battle over fracking is looming in Colorado, with Republicans taking the stance that mineral owners should be compensated when a local government bans or restricts energy development.
A judge will now decide the fate of Broomfield’s fiercely scrutinized election and whether to throw out a fracking ban that passed by just 20 votes.
Some real results are coming through on Broomfield’s fracking vote.
A group of Colorado Springs residents is suing the city in hopes of eventually banning oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, within city limits.