Colorado fracking bans brought before high court

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2015

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association has challenged fracking bans in Longmont and Fort Collins, saying they are preempted by existing regulation in Colorado. The cases could have implications in other states and industries, addressing the authority of local and state governments.

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) bans in Longmont and Fort Collins in the US state of Colorado were today brought before the state’s high court.

In 2012, voters in Longmont added the fracking ban to the City Charter on the basis that regulations on oil and gas drilling activity in the...

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