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Colorado Supreme Court Grants Petition to Consider Use of Lone Pine Orders in Toxic Tort Case Involving Hydraulic Fracturing

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court granted a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Antero Resources, et al. v. Strudley, et al. The Strudley case involves claims relating to alleged injuries from natural gas drilling...more

4/11/2014 - Chemicals Discharge of Pollutants Fracking Toxic Exposure

Broomfield Fracking Ban Upheld

On February 27, 2014, Colorado District Court Judge Chris Melonakis ruled that Broomfield’s five-year fracking ban would remain in effect. The ban passed by a mere twenty votes. The results of the November 2014 election were...more

3/4/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans

Colorado Group Submits Another Anti-Fracking Statewide Ballot Petition For Consideration

Colorado voters may have yet another anti-fracking statewide ballot initiative to consider this November. The proposed constitutional amendment that was submitted to the Colorado Legislative Council on February 21 would...more

2/26/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Colorado Activist Group Opposed to Hydraulic Fracturing Proposes Ballot Initiative To Give Municipalities Broad Regulatory...

Last week, the Colorado Community Rights Network, an activist group that opposes hydraulic fracturing, filed a proposed ballot initiative to amend the Colorado Constitution to give municipalities extraordinarily broad...more

1/28/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans Municipalities Oil & Gas Utilities Sector

Colorado Oil and Gas Association Files Suit Against Fracking Bans

On December 3, 2013, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) filed suits challenging citizen-passed initiatives that ban oil and gas activities in the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette. The ordinance passed by the...more

12/6/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Broomfield Result Flips – Fracking Ban Passed

By a razor thin margin, the citizen petition that will ban hydraulic fracturing in the City of Broomfield passed by 17 votes. Initially, it was thought that the ban had been defeated....more

11/15/2013 - Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Colorado Voters Approve Three Fracking Bans

On Tuesday, voters in three Colorado cities approved bans on hydraulic fracturing. Citizen initiated petitions in Boulder and Fort Collins passed, which both impose 5-year moratoriums on fracking. The voters in Lafayette...more

11/6/2013 - Energy Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Colorado Supreme Court Asked To Address Whether “Lone Pine” Orders Are Allowed in Toxic Tort Case Involving Hydraulic Fracturing

On August 29, 2013, Antero Resources asked the Colorado Supreme Court to review the Colorado Court of Appeal’s decision in Strudley v. Antero Resources Corp., a decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals that reversed a trial...more

9/5/2013 - Environmental Claims Environmental Liability Fracking Lone Pine Order Shale Gas Toxic Exposure

Broomfield Joins The Growing List of Colorado Cities That Will Have Fracking Bans On Ballots This Fall

The Broomfield City and County Clerk’s office has determined that enough signatures have been collected to put a five-year fracking ban on the November ballot in the City and County of Broomfield....more

8/19/2013 - Ballot Measures Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance

Congressman Polis Dismisses Lawsuit That Attempted To Stop Fracking Of A Weld County, Colorado Well

On July 22, 2013, Congressman Jared Polis filed suit in Denver County District Court against Sundance Energy, Inc. In his lawsuit, Polis sought to obtain a restraining order that would prevent Sundance from further operations...more

7/30/2013 - Fracking Restraining Orders Shale Gas Sundance Energy

Citizen Petitions To Ban Fracking Continue to Gain Momentum In Colorado

Two petitions were turned in to place before local voters ballot measures to ban fracking. On July 9, 2013, opponents of hydraulic fracturing turned in a petition seeking to ban hydraulic fracturing within the city limits of...more

7/11/2013 - Citizen Petitions Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Colorado Court of Appeals Revives Fracking Case – Holds “Lone Pine” Order Not Allowed In Colorado

On July 3, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that the plaintiffs in a toxic tort case cannot be required to present prima facie evidence to support their claims prior to the initiation of full discovery....more

7/10/2013 - Energy Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Gas Natural Resources Toxic Exposure

City of Boulder Approves Fracking Moratorium

On Tuesday night, June 4, 2013, the Boulder City Council approved a one year moratorium on fracking. The moratorium will prevent drilling permits from issuing in the City of Boulder and open space owned by the City. In...more

6/6/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans Public Comment

BLM Issues New Draft Fracking Regulations

On Thursday, May 16, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its lasted proposed fracking regulations. The proposed regulations would require wider disclosure of fracking chemicals. The regulations also require water...more

5/21/2013 - Bureau of Land Management Disclosure Requirements Fracking Oil & Gas

Fort Collins Gives Final Approval to Hydraulic Fracturing Ban

On March 5, 2013, the Fort Collins City Council by a vote of 5 to 2 gave final approval to a ban on oil and gas operations, hydraulic fracturing, and some waste storage within city limits. Our prior coverage of this issue in...more

3/8/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans

Fort Collins Moves Forward On Efforts To Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

On February 19, 2013, the Fort Collins City Council became the second city in Colorado to move forward with a ban on hydraulic fracturing. The City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance that would bar oil and gas...more

2/25/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Boulder County, Colorado Commissioners Vote to Allow Hydraulic Fracturing

At a meeting of the Boulder County Commission, at which the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office provided security, the Commission voted unanimously to allow hydraulic fracturing in Boulder County....more

12/17/2012 - Fracking Oil & Gas

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