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Editorial: COGA should take long view

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The Colorado Oil & Gas Association may be right on the legalities as it tries to force Broomfield to surrender or spend taxpayer money to defend a five-year fracking moratorium approved by voters in 2013, but it’s wrong on the public relations. For one thing, COGA doesn’t need another fracking case winding its way slowly through the state legal system. ...

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EDITORIAL: Is Colorado’s fracking battle over?

A fracking rig sits in an farmers field in Colorado

The national debate over hydraulic fracturing extends from one extreme to the other. New York state has banned the practice, while Texas recently passed a new law giving drillers carte blanche and local communities little recourse so long as a drilling site is “commercially reasonable.” To listen to Gov. John Hickenlooper, the debate in Colorado is all but over, with ...

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Aurora residents frustrated, but not for reasons you may think

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It’s official. Changes in Aurora are coming. After a city council meeting on Monday, members voted unanimously to allow oil and gas companies to build 31.5-foot vapor towers and to defer to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for regulations concerning setbacks, noise and spill containment. Under the revised regulations, oil and gas companies will no longer be required to ...

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Lafayette residents sue state, Gov. Hickenlooper seeking enforcement of city’s fracking ban

Cliff Willmeng, of Lafayette, talks to a crowd of anti-fracking activists outside of the Boulder County Courthouse last June. (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera)

By Mitchell Byars | The Boulder Colorado Daily Two Lafayette residents today filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association requesting the immediate enforcement of a fracking ban passed by Lafayette voters in November. Sixty percent of Lafayette voters supported a measure that prohibits any new oil and gas extraction ...

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