Voters in Loveland rejected a ballot measure that called for a local moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in a special election
on June 24. Five other Northern Colorado towns have already approved similar anti-fracking measures – Fort Collins, Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette and Broomfield.
The election was closely monitored on both sides of the issue because of the potential for multiple ballot questions regarding fracking at the state level this fall. (see more, below). Oil and gas industry representatives said the vote shows that anti-fracking measures can be defeated at the ballot box. Fracking opponents said the Loveland vote did not reduce their optimism that their measures would be successful this fall.