A recount of Broomfield’s vote on whether to ban hydraulic fracturing began Monday amid criticism from Secretary of State Scott Gessler about how the city handled the state’s new voter registration rules.
A new elections law is slowing down the ballot counting process at the Broomfield Clerk’s Office.
Election officials in Broomfield are clearing up questions on uncounted ballots on a fracking measure before wrapping up the extremely close count.
The results of Broomfield’s fracking vote won’t be known until later this month, at the earliest, and will likely be determined by a recount.
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.