Colorado’s energy industry trade group is now involved on three fronts with lawsuits over voter approved fracking bans or moratoriums. The latest move involved the announcement of suits against Lafayette and Fort Collins.
Democratic Rep. Jared Polis asked the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) to withdraw lawsuits filed against Fort Collins and Lafayette, which recently passed restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.
Foes of hydraulic fracturing in Broomfield saw their narrow victory confirmed Dec. 3 as election officials released unofficial recount results. Question 300 —a 5-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing — narrowly passed by 20 votes.
Fort Collins and Lafayette voters passed restrictions on the practice of hydraulic fracturing Nov. 5. Now the two towns are facing lawsuits from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.
Train horn regulations were front-and-center Monday Dec. 2 in Fort Collins during a discussion between Northern Colorado leaders and Democratic Senator Michael Bennet.