Loveland: Fracking Moratorium Defeated

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 ofContinue reading “Loveland: Fracking Moratorium Defeated”

Weld Wants to Change Oil and Gas Regulations

While activists are putting the pressure on other communities to implement fracking bans, Weld County is planning to streamline some of its gas and oil regulations. An ordinance was introduced in December that will allow oil and gas companies to avoid the lengthy and costly process of applying for a site plan review. A siteContinue reading “Weld Wants to Change Oil and Gas Regulations”

Rules on Abandoned Gas & Oil Wells

Local and State REALTOR® associations have not taken positions regarding oil and gas development. However, in the interest of providing accurate information, it seems appropriate to mention one issue of potential concern to REALTORS®. At a recent debate Shane Davis, a research officer for the Sierra Club, warned that abandoned oil or gas wells canContinue reading “Rules on Abandoned Gas & Oil Wells”