Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.
Fort Collins has become the latest city to approve a fracking ban.
A group called Boulder County United is going after hydraulic fracturing and the group is targeting the Lafayette City Council.
The Fort Collins City Council was scheduled to meet right Tuesday evening and was expected to ban all oil and gas operations within the city limits. By doing that, it could set itself up for a lawsuit from the state.
One group is calling on the governor for a statewide moratorium on fracking.
Colorado regulators grappling with a historic energy boom that’s pushing oil rigs to the very doorsteps of suburban schools and homes were among the first in the nation to require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their new drilling techniques.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he won’t tolerate cities and towns that ban oil and gas drilling within their borders and he promises to take them to court.
Fort Collins is the latest city to stop oil and gas exploration after the city council gave initial approval to a ban Tuesday night.
An oil well leak has been capped and crews have been cleaning up the green substance that has been oozing from the well north of Windsor but people living nearby are concerned about the impact to their water supply.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says natural gas drilling is helping the economic recovery and reducing pollution but requires strong regulation now that wells are coming closer to populated areas.