Longmont

11:30am

Tue May 8, 2012
Environment

Longmont to Vote on Ban on Drilling in Residential Areas

Longmont resident Judith Blackburn is opposed to drilling within the city's boundaries.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Longmont's city council is expected to approve a slate of oil and gas regulations tonight that seek to keep drilling out of residential neighborhoods. 

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4:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Oil Boom Creates Opportunities, Consternation Along Colorado's Front Range

Northeastern Colorado is fast becoming the site of one of the country’s next big oil booms as new technologies surrounding hydraulic fracturing are allowing companies to get a piece of the Niobrara Shale.  Previously deemed too expensive to drill, the Niobrara formation that extends from beneath Denver all the way to western Nebraska is thought to hold more than a billion barrels of oil.  The only trouble is much of the land atop it is home to one of the country’s fastest growing regions. 

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