Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


Fri August 30, 2013
Oil and Gas

A Patchwork of Notifications When Suburbs And Fracking Overlap

Drill rig nestled in the greenspace between developments in Frederick, Colo.
Jim Hill KUNC


Thu August 22, 2013

Fort Collins Fracking Ban Initiative Draws Industry Ire

Lead in text: 
"It's hypocritical to say, 'Well, our community doesn't want to be participating in the development of the resources we use everyday and that somebody else's community ought to be producing that energy,'" said Stan Dempsey, president of the Colorado Petroleum Association.
Source: Ncbr · Via: @GraceHood
FORT COLLINS - Residents will vote Nov. 5 whether to pass a five-year fracking ban in the city following Tuesday night's unanimous vote by City Council.


Thu August 15, 2013


Mon August 12, 2013
Oil and Gas

Lessons Learned from Colorado’s Roan Plateau

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 6:48 pm

Elise Thatcher

Less than a decade ago, an oil and gas boom in Colorado started to fire up... and with it came strong opinions on all sides. One of the first major controversies was over the Roan Plateau, a sweeping mesa in Garfield County. The discord centered on a Congressional mandate to drill-- and worries that doing so would destroy world class hunting and fishing, and the local economy. Colorado’s governor and two senators weighed in, and the Rifle area was featured in the documentary GasLand.

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Sat August 10, 2013