Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


Wed November 6, 2013
Election 2013

2013 Election Big Success For Colorado’s Fracking Foes

Fort Collins 2A Campaign Manager Kelly Giddens congratulates a supporter as Tuesday election results are reported in Fort Collins.
Grace Hood KUNC


Wed October 30, 2013
Oil and Gas

Fracking Foes Not Just Active On Colorado Ballot

Larimer County Clerk and Recorder

Voters in Ohio and Colorado communities will weigh measures on Nov. 5 seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Local campaigns questioning the health and safety of fracking are heating up across the U.S.

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Thu October 24, 2013

Groups Look to Longmont In Fracking Ban Fight

A well near Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Measures seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing are on November ballots in four Colorado communities. Longmont voters banned fracking within city limits in 2012 and opponents in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins and Lafayette are hoping to follow in the city’s footsteps, regardless of the possible consequences.

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Wed October 23, 2013
Oil and Gas

Fort Collins Ground Zero For Fracking Fight On Front Range

A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22.
Grace Hood KUNC

Voters in four Colorado communities — Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette and Fort Collins — will weigh measures this November seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. So far, the largest battle is taking place in Fort Collins, home to about 150,000 people.

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Wed October 16, 2013

Pro-Fracking Groups Greatly Outspend Opponents

A drilling site near Mead, Colo., Aug. 2012.
Jim Hill KUNC

Initiatives to ban or place moratoriums on fracking are up for a vote Nov. 5 in four Colorado cities. In campaign finance filings posted Tuesday, opponents of the bans and moratoriums have significantly outspent those in favor of ending the practice.

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