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Bill Banning Local Oil and Gas Regulations Fails

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A Republican bill to ban local governments from regulating the oil and gas industry failed in a senate committee on a 4 to 1 vote.

The measure was introduced after several communities, mostly along the Front Range, issued temporary moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing. KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.
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