Two Fracking Initiatives Make CO Ballot

Two anti-fracking initiatives in Colorado have reportedly garnered enough support to be included on the November ballot. The Washington Examiner reports that Coloradoans for Safe and Clean Energy have gathered more than the 86,105 signatures needed to put the measures up for state-wide vote. Initiative 88 increases setback requirements for new oil and gas wells… More »

Hickenlooper Abandons Special Session, Future of CO Fracking Uncertain

Last Wednesday morning Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he is foregoing plans to hold a special session focused on passing oil and gas regulation in an effort to head off votes on state-wide ballot measures to ban fracking this November. ‚ÄúDespite our best efforts and those of other willing partners, we have not been… More »

Testimony Concludes in Longmont Fracking Ban Challenge

The Longmont Times-Call reports that on Monday arguments concluded in a case that would determine the legality of a fracking ban in Longmont, Colorado. Representatives from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and TOP Operating are challenging the ban in a Boulder District Court on the grounds that… More »