A workover rig performs remedial work inside Fort Collins city limits Oct. 2013.
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Fort Collins is now the second Front Range city to continue a legal battle over hydraulic fracturing. The Northern Colorado city was one of three municipalities that had their measures on the practice thrown out in court.
Flaring – the practice of burning natural gas, often when it's produced as a byproduct of oil drilling – has come under scrutiny in recent years. In part this is because new oil plays are resulting in a lot of gas being flared off.
A new map released by the group SkyTruth uses U.S. satellite data to show flaring in the United States You can see flaring between March and August 2014, and zoom in and out to see flaring in specific locations.