Fort Collins: City to Appeal Fracking Ruling

The Fort Collins City Council voted 6-1 to appeal the ruling by a district judge overturning the five year fracking moratorium in the City. Following Longmont’s lead, the resolution passed by the Council directs staff to request a stay on the court’s decision pending the outcome of the appeal, which would delay the judge’s ruling fromContinue reading “Fort Collins: City to Appeal Fracking Ruling”

Fort Collins: Judge Overturns Fracking Moratorium

On August 8 Judicial District Judge Gregory Lammons ruled to overturn the fracking moratorium approved by Fort Collins voters last November. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association challenged the results of that election. The judge said that the moratorium violated a May 2013 operator agreement signed by the City, which allowed former Fort Collins FieldContinue reading “Fort Collins: Judge Overturns Fracking Moratorium”

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”