Drilling has been booming across the Niobrara shale formation, which covers much of northeastern Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. That formation is now estimated to be a third bigger than first thought.
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.