Colorado’s flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution.
Oil and gas officials and state regulators say it’s unclear if flooded drilling sites around Colorado will result in any groundwater or soil contamination.
A group of mothers has mobilized to learn more about fracking near their children’s schools.
A petition drive aimed at putting a hold on hydraulic fracturing in Fort Collins has enough signatures and will go to the voters this fall.
Some people living in Fort Collins are looking to ban fracking for 5 years. The group’s first move is to try and restrict fracking within city limits.
A group seeking a five-year ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Broomfield has submitted petitions with 3,382 names.
Rep. Jared Polis says he won’t stop trying to get oil and gas drilling out of his neighborhood. The congressman has been active in the fracking debate in Colorado for years and has even sponsored several bills to regulate it.
The cities of Greeley and Loveland have shown this week how truly complicated the issues of fracking and drilling for oil will continue to be in the state of Colorado.
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing have turned in petitions seeking to ban the practice in Lafayette.
While a state commission reviews maps to minimize the impact of the oil and gas industry on wildlife, residents in northern Colorado want to know more about the effect on humans.