Communities' fracing votes seen as first round in Colorado fight

11/18/2013
Approval by majorities of voters on Nov. 5 in three Colorado Front Range communities of moratoriums or bans of hydraulic fracturing was only the first round of a potentially statewide battle, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Pres. Tisha Schuller said on Nov. 6. "These elections mobilized community members to educate their neighbors, and our support of their efforts is just beginning," Schuller said. About 76% of the votes in Boulder supported extending the city's fracing moratorium for 5 years, while 55% of the ballots cast in Fort Collins farther north supported a new 5-year ban. Some 58% of the voters in Lafayette backed banning the process permanently. Voters in a fourth co...
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