Broomfield

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Updated: A Dec. 18 district court hearing had been set to hear a case between Broomfield election officials and a pro-fracking group over voting irregularities with a 5-year fracking moratorium that voters narrowly approved. It has been delayed pending another case.

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Broomfield officials have certified results on a recount of Question 300, formally ending the recount process on the measure that will impose a 5-year moratorium on fracking.

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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.

The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits on the practice.

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The city and county of Broomfield will launch a closely watched vote recount on Question 300 — which would impose a 5-year fracking moratorium. The recount is expected to take two to three days.

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The public will have to wait a few more weeks to know the final outcome of Broomfield’s Question 300 — a 5-year proposed moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Official election results show that proponents narrowly won by 17 votes, triggering an automatic recount.

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Voters in Lafayette, Boulder and Fort Collins decided to hit the pause button on hydraulic fracturing Tuesday night. Election results in Broomfield are too close to call. A proposed moratorium failed by 13 votes, which will likely trigger a recount.

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It was an early victory for Fort Collins Ballot Issue 2A Campaign Manager Kelly Giddens. Voters resoundingly approved a 5 year time-out on fracking.

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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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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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