Judge strikes down another Colorado town’s ban on fracking

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 – Reporter-Denver Business JournalAugust 7, 2014

A Larimer County district judge on Thursday struck down a voter-approved, 5-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, and the storage of waste produced by the technique, within the borders of Fort Collins.

Larimer County District Judge Gregory Lammons on Thursday ruled in favor of the summary judgment requested by theColorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), which had sued the city of Fort Collins after voters approved a ban on fracking in November 2013. The judge also denied a request for summary judgment filed by the city.

Lammon’s ruling is here.

It’s the second time in two weeks that a judge has struck down a voter-approved ban on fracking.

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