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.
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.
Oil and gas wells have moved into urban and highly populated areas of Colorado – in some cases literally bumping up against residential back yards.
The ballot box is shaping up to be the new frontline in the battle over the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing.
After an hour of public testimony and discussion, Fort Collins city council members rejected an 8-month moratorium on issuing oil and gas permits.