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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

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

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

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

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

Colorado Legislative Session Ends Without Any Significant Oil and Gas Bills Passing

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the Colorado legislative session came to a close without any significant oil and gas legislation being passed by the state legislature. The session was watched closely by the oil and gas...more

5/16/2013  /  Oil & Gas

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

Colorado Raises Minimum Setbacks for Oil and Gas Wells

Last month the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (“COGCC”) held three days of public hearings on a series of proposed updates to its rules governing oil and gas wells....more

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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