Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA)

U.S. House of Representatives

Democratic Rep. Jared Polis asked the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) to withdraw lawsuits filed against Fort Collins and Lafayette, which recently passed restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

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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.

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The Colorado Oil & Gas Association took legal action Tuesday against voter approved measures that place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing in Lafayette and Fort Collins. While Lafayette anti-fracking group East Boulder County United was surprised by the move, it says it wasn’t unexpected.

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Fort Collins and Lafayette voters passed restrictions on the practice of hydraulic fracturing Nov. 5. Now the two towns are facing lawsuits from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.

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Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy.

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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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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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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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