Colorado city residents win vote to ban fracking

By Emma Hughes
Published: Wednesday, 07 November 2012

More than 16,000 sign ballot as environmental concerns mount

A US city has successfully banned hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the surrounding area after a public ballot against the process received more than 16,000 signatures.

Residents of Boulder County, Longmont, Colorado signed up to Ballot Question 300 after concerns that fracking – which involves pumping a mixture of...

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