Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA)

Jim Hill / KUNC

A measure designed to ease public concerns about hydraulic fracturing is scheduled for a public hearing at the capitol Thursday.

Grace Hood

One day after the city of Fort Collins moved to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing inside city limits, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association says it’s evaluating a potential lawsuit.

Grace Hood

Late Tuesday night, Fort Collins city council members voted 5-2 to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing inside city limits.

Grace Hood

On Tuesday Fort Collins city council members are expected to make a final decision on whether to pass a proposed hydraulic fracturing ban.

Grace Hood

Fort Collins city council members voted 5-2 on the first reading of an ordinance that would ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing inside city limits.

Nathan Heffel / KUNC

Even with concerns over water quality and drill rigs popping up close to homes, oil and gas companies are continuing to invest heavily in the Northern Colorado area.

KUNC file photo

Initiative 300, which banned fracking within Longmont city limits, passed in November despite oil and gas companies raising close to a half million dollars toward defeat of the measure. The ban will now face an industry legal challenge.

Kirk Siegler / KUNC

Drilling has been booming across the Niobrara shale formation, which covers much of northeastern Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. That formation is now estimated to be a third bigger than first thought.

KUNC file photo

In Longmont, oil and gas companies have raised close to a half million dollars toward an effort to defeat a ballot measure that would ban hydraulic fracturing from within the city’s limits. 

Kirk Siegler

Oil and gas executives meeting in Denver say more work needs to be done to gain the trust of the public over the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. 

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