Colo. Fracking Ban Wins Approval After Final Vote Count

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 2:04 PM EST) -- A proposed five-year hydraulic fracturing prohibition in Broomfield, Colo., that appeared headed for defeat earlier this month has won approval by a mere 17 votes out of more than 20,000 cast, according to a final vote tally certified by the county on Friday.

Initial estimates after Election Day found that the moratorium was voted down by 13 votes, but the official results shifted the slim margin of victory to the other side. Similar ballot initiatives passed by more comfortable margins in Boulder, Fort Collins and Lafayette,...
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