Despite loud opposition against it, Erie town trustees voted to approve 13 new oil and gas wells Tuesday night.
A Colorado town is set to approve the construction of 13 new oil and gas wells.
Oil and gas regulators in Colorado decided on Thursday to drop a lawsuit against the city of Longmont over its voter-approved energy development ban, but said it reserved the right to sue later if necessary.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.
While the big compromise announced this week may keep fracking off of the 2014 ballot, it may have only intensified the fight in the next round.
Not everyone is happy about a fracking compromise announced on Monday.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis announced Monday a compromise on Colorado’s contentious fracking issue that’s dominated ballot measures, resulted in a lawsuit and spurred voter-approved bans on drilling.
A district judge has struck down Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal.
The issue of whether local communities should have more control over fracking seems to be headed to voters on the November ballot.
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he won’t call a special legislative session seeking to grant communities more control over Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry.