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Colorado Supreme Court rules state law trumps local bans on fracking

State’s high court calls Longmont, Fort Collins measures on fracking “invalid and unenforceable” By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post – May 2, 2016 The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday blocked a push by Front Range cities to limit oil and gas … Continue reading

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Longmont could still be sued over oil and gas rules despite deal to drop case

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – October 20, 2014 A deal to drop a lawsuit over Longmont’s 2012 oil and gas rules doesn’t protect the city from future suits over those regulations — or other cities that might consider copying Longmont’s … Continue reading

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Longmont, other groups appeal judge’s order that tossed city’s fracking ban

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal The city of Longmont and environmental groups have appealed a Boulder district judge’s ruling overturning the city’s voter-approved ban on fracking, moving the issue to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Longmont’s voters approved the … Continue reading

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Fracking fight may be called off with last-minute deal

Brandon Rittiman, KUSA – August 4, 2014 DENVER – Environmentalists and the governor’s office have crafted a last-minute deal that they hope will withdraw all proposed ballot initiatives to restrict fracking for the November election, potentially defusing a political time bomb … Continue reading

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Boulder County judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

Order stayed pending possible appeal By Scott Rochat – Times-Call staff writer – July 24, 2014 A Boulder County District Court judge has struck down Longmont’s fracking ban but said the ban can remain in place while the city considers an … Continue reading

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Fort Collins moving to ban fracking within city

The Associated Press – February 20, 2013 FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Fort Collins city councilors have given initial approval to barring oil and gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing, in city limits. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/ZrpmJo) reports that councilors listened to nearly two hours of … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper argues in Washington for state regulation of fracking

By Allison Sherry – The Denver Post – February 12, 2013 WASHINGTON — States — not the federal government — should lead in regulating natural gas production, Gov. John Hickenlooper told a Senate committee Tuesday, angering environmentalists and drawing applause from energy groups … Continue reading

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Colorado Oil & Gas Association sues Longmont over fracking ban

In the suit the trade group filed in Weld County District Court, COGA said the city’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, denies owners of mineral rights under the city, valued at $500 million, access to their property.The Colorado Oil & … Continue reading

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