A drilling site near homes outside of Mead, Colo. in Aug. 2012.
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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.
Broomfield election officials (left) worked to finalize initial election results in November before an automatic recount was triggered. To the right, several election observers look on as votes are counted.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association took legal action Tuesday against voter approved measures that place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing in Lafayette and Fort Collins. While Lafayette anti-fracking group East Boulder County United was surprised by the move, it says it wasn’t unexpected.