A well site flares at the corner of 20th St and 59th Ave. in Greeley, Colo., Aug 2013. Since the Voss v. Lundvall Bros., Inc. 1992 court decision, oil and gas exploration is a common sight in city limits.
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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.
A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22 2013.
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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.
A gas well at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Erie, Colo., Feb. 7, 2014.
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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.