Voters Approve Fracking Ban

Fracking opponents were successful in their attempt to persuade voters to approve a city charter amendment to prohibit fracking within the City of Longmont. However, the charter amendment will face a legal challenge from the State of Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper stated in October that if ban proponents were successful, the State would take the City to court. The Longmont Association of REALTORS® opposed the ban, known as Ballot Issue 300, on the grounds that it would unlawfully impact the owners of these mineral rights. Surprisingly, 60 percent of Longmont voters decided in favor of the fracking prohibition.

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