Tag Archives: Drilling Ban

Oil, gas boom taps rush of ordinances and bans across the U.S.

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 27, 2014 Development of oil and gas shale formations has sparked drilling from Pennsylvania to California, and that is leading to a new wave of local oil and gas ordinances and bans. … 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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Private property rights under attack from special interest groups in local control battle

National Association of Royalty Owners study shows Boulder County could be on the hook for over $1 billion due to bans on energy development DENVER (June 12, 2014) – The National Association of Royalty Owners today released a report prepared … Continue reading

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No consensus seen in Colorado’s oil & gas talks to avoid Polis-backed ballot measures

Ed Sealover – Reporter – Denver Business Journal A pair of meetings Tuesday in which Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tried to find consensus on a bill to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling as an alternative to grappling with several potential … Continue reading

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Judge orders a stay in Broomfield fracking ban vote

Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal A Broomfield district court judge will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the city properly conducted its election on banning the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The city’s November election on the matter was close, with … Continue reading

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No Drilling at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Barr Lake Under Oil and Gas Rules Mulled by Commerce City Council

By Monte Whaley The Denver Post 04/17/12 COMMERCE CITY  — Oil and gas companies would be barred from drilling at or near Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge or Barr Lake State Park, under proposed restrictions being considered by city officials.

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