A Broomfield election official shows a ballot signature to observers on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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The public will have to wait a few more weeks to know the final outcome of Broomfield’s Question 300 — a 5-year proposed moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Official election results show that proponents narrowly won by 17 votes, triggering an automatic recount.
Voters in Ohio and Colorado communities will weigh measures on Nov. 5 seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Local campaigns questioning the health and safety of fracking are heating up across the U.S.
A well near Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.
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Measures seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing are on November ballots in four Colorado communities. Longmont voters banned fracking within city limits in 2012 and opponents in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins and Lafayette are hoping to follow in the city’s footsteps, regardless of the possible consequences.