Colorado’s energy industry trade group is now involved on three fronts with lawsuits over voter approved fracking bans or moratoriums. The latest move involved the announcement of suits against Lafayette and Fort Collins.
Thousands of people were displaced from their homes in September’s floods, including hundreds who were airlifted out of mountain towns cut off by the raging waters. For those evacuated from the secluded mountain community of Big Elk Meadows, it’s not clear when they will be able to go back home.
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.
Voters in four Colorado communities — Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette and Fort Collins — will weigh measures this November seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. So far, the largest battle is taking place in Fort Collins, home to about 150,000 people.
Volunteers descended on hard-hit Colorado neighborhoods to help people clean up from the floods. In Longmont, residents are searching through their mud-caked belongings for anything that can be saved. (Sept. 18)