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Capitol Conversation: Could ‘Fracking’ Divide Democrats In The Legislature?

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Governor John Hickenlooper has been criticized for telling members of Congress last week that he once drank flack fluid. The governor was touting the state as a model for balanced energy rules.

Many Democratic state lawmakers say new rules increasing the setback distance between drilling and homes are still too lenient.


KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland talks with fellow statehouse reporters about the issue that some say could divide the legislature more than the current gun debate.

Credit Photo by Kirk Siegler
An oil and gas rig in Weld County, Colo.

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