Activists demand fracking ban in Denver; oil and gas backers say they’re ready for a fight

Downtown Denver Skyscrapers - Image Credit - Wikepedia

Downtown Denver Skyscrapers – Image Credit – Wikepedia

 – Reporter-Denver Business Journal

Colorado’s fracking wars arrived at Denver city hall Tuesday, with a coalition of 25 groups that included some of the standard bearers of the anti-fracking movement in the state delivering a statement calling for Mayor Michael Hancock and the City Council to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.

“We think it’s just a matter of time before they start fracking in Denver,” Sam Schabacker, the western region director forFood & Water Watch, who’s been working on the fracking issue in Colorado for the last few years, told the Denver Business Journal.

The Don‘t Frack Denver coalition includes photographer John Fielder, Food & Water Watch; Greenpeace, Kids Against Fracking, Mercury Café, MM Local, Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos,Rosenberg‘s Bagels, Sierra Club – Denver Metro Network, Slow Food Denver; and the WildEarth Guardians.

And if the coalition is looking for a fight, the chairman of Vital for Colorado, a coalition of more than 35,000 Coloradans, businesses, civic leaders and trade organizations that support the oil and gas industry, says the organization is ready

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