Colo. Voters Approve 5-Year Fracking Bans

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 8:08 PM EST) -- Opponents of hydraulic fracturing scored at least three victories in Colorado on Tuesday night with voters in Boulder, Fort Collins and Lafayette passing ballot initiatives that will keep fracking out of their communities for at least five years, while a similar measure in Broomfield is headed for a recount.

Anti-fracking sentiments were strongest in Boulder, where 77 percent of voters voted to extend a one-year moratorium for five more years. Another five-year moratorium passed in Fort Collins with 55 percent support and nearly 60 percent of...
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