Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA)

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Tuesday night, Loveland voters said “no” to a two-year timeout on hydraulic fracturing.

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Loveland voters will soon become the sixth Front Range community to weigh restrictions on hydraulic fracturing. The June 24, 2014 special election asks voters to decide whether to impose a two-year moratorium on fracking, the process of pumping sand, water and chemicals that are proprietary to oil companies into the ground to extract resources.

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission voted 8-1 Sunday to approve new regulations for oil and gas producers. The rules include a first-in-the-nation statewide limit on methane emissions.

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Local Control Colorado wants to place a statewide initiative on the ballot aimed at giving communities more tools to legally limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Their initiative seeks to revise Colorado oil and gas law that state and industry leaders confidently say is on their side.

Grace Hood

A coalition of groups called Local Control Colorado is announcing plans to submit a statewide ballot issue aimed at giving communities more control over the practice of hydraulic fracturing.

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Citizens for a Healthy Fort Collins, Sierra Club and Earthworks have filed a motion to intervene in the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s lawsuit against Fort Collins over a voter approved 5-year fracking moratorium.

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A University of Colorado study concluding that certain birth defects are as much as 30 percent more common among mothers living near natural gas wells has come under question by the state public health department.

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Arguing that citizens have the right to self-government and that it has the authority under home rule to establish a fracking moratorium, Fort Collins filed their response to a pending lawsuit Monday.

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Democratic Rep. Jared Polis has accepted an offer from Colorado Oil and Gas CEO Tisha Schuller to publicly debate fracking and energy development across the state.

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Colorado’s energy industry trade group is now involved on three fronts with lawsuits over voter approved fracking bans or moratoriums. The latest move involved the announcement of suits against Lafayette and Fort Collins.  

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