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.
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.
Forty years ago, the Navajo Nation and Southern Ute tribes languished side by side, mired in high unemployment and poverty.
A permanent ban on fracking could be on the Fort Collins ballot this April.
Colorado officials are launching a study of emissions tied to oil and gas development following a hearing by regulators that questions the science needed for making rules.
This used to be a land proud of its oil barons. Now the energy industry that has brought wealth and jobs across the interior West is prompting angry protests by citizens.