Votes against fracing

Votes last month in at least three Colorado communities against hydraulic fracturing should remind the oil and gas industry that sound reasons exist to oppose activity involving the completion technique. In its political exertions, the industry should make hard distinctions between sound reasons and the other kind. Majorities of voting Coloradans in Boulder, Fort Collins, and Lafayette approved bans or moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing. In Broomfield, voters initially seemed to have narrowly defeated an antifracing initiative, but late-arriving absentee ballots apparently reversed the outcome, now awaiting a recount. The Colorado towns join about 100 municipalities across the US in whic...

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