Late Tuesday night, Fort Collins city council members voted 5-2 to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing inside city limits.
On Tuesday Fort Collins city council members are expected to make a final decision on whether to pass a proposed hydraulic fracturing ban.
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.
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.
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.