Loveland, CO Votes on Fracking Moratorium Today

Loveland, CO Voters are voting today on a ballot initiative to implement a two-year moratorium on fracking in the town. Ballots must be cast today by 7 p.m. in order to be counted by the city clerk’s office. This vote comes after some Loveland City Council members expressed hesitation about endorsing the moratorium, as it… More »

Weld County Leads in Employment Increase

A boom in energy production in Weld County, CO led to the largest percentage increase in employment in the U.S. in 2013. Oil and gas exploration in particular have boosted employment and revenue, with the oil and gas industry paying half of all taxes in the county in 2013—around $264.7 million. Construction in Weld County… More »

Sovereign Suit against Broomfield Will Get Trial Date

A date will be set within the next week for Sovereign Oil & Gas’s suit against the town of Broomfield, CO’s five-year moratorium on fracking. The suit is one in a series of challenges to Colorado’s fracking laws and comes on the heels of a legislative proposal from Governor Hickenlooper that would prohibit bans on… More »