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New fracking rules are moot in oil patch

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New federal rules for using diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing, long feared to cause a disruptive moratorium on new oil drilling in the Bakken, will have far less effect on the industry than originally thought. In fact, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said new rules that were released last week are almost meaningless in the oil patch, since ...

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Proposed statewide ballot measure would give Colo. communities power to ban fracking

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A movement is underway to put a ballot measure before Colorado voters in November that would give local governments across the state the power to protect the health and safety of residents by banning or restricting oil and gas drilling and other industrial activities currently permitted by state law. The effort, which would be an amendment to the state constitution ...

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