Colorado Court Strikes Down Local Fracking Restrictions

A fracking ban in Longmont and a moratorium in Fort Collins were overturned by the state’s high court, which ruled oil and gas decisions rest with state regulators. By Zahra Hirji The Colorado Supreme Court struck down local fracking restrictions in two cities—Longmont, which had passed a ban, and Fort Collins, which had issued a five-year moratorium—issuing a one-two punch to the state’s anti-fracking movement. See Also: Map: The Fracking Boom, State by State Colorado: Judge Strikes Down Town’s Fracking Ban Small Colorado Town Picks Big-Time Fight Over Fracking Fracking Fumes: Where There’s a Well, All Is Not Well read more


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