Colorado’s powerful oil and gas industry took a hit Tuesday when voters in three Front Range cities voted to ban hydraulic fracturing despite intense industry lobbying against the bans.
A ballot measure being voted on that would limit oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Fort Collins, Boulder, Lafayette and Broomfield may automatically trigger a massive lawsuit from the state.
By appealing to the federal government to allow Colorado to pay for the opening of Rocky Mountain National Park, Gov. John Hickenlooper may have reinvigorated more than the tourist season for Estes Park.
Celebrating five years as a blogger this year this week has shown me that when it comes to energy and environmental politics in Colorado, it’s the same as it ever was.
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.