Fort Collins could join a growing list of communities along the Front Range where voters are deciding at the ballot box whether to limit or ban hydraulic fracturing — or fracking.
Starting August 1 oil and gas companies are required to establish a larger 500-foot buffer between new wells and homes.
Voters in Lafayette will be asked if hydraulic fracturing should be banned in their community this November.
A former president of the Colorado Medical Society calls the current hydraulic fracturing boom in the state’s oil and gas industry an “experiment in motion” for the public at large.
A fracking boom and a highly productive agriculture sector in Weld County are both competing for water. Right now, one side can afford to pay more.