Fort Collins: Oil and Gas Study Results Anticlimactic

The City of Fort Collins will host a public forum on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm so residents can learn the results of oil and gas studies commissioned by the City. The reports were commissioned by the City in response to Ballot Measure 2A, passed by voters in November 2013. That ballot measure calledContinue reading “Fort Collins: Oil and Gas Study Results Anticlimactic”

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”

NAR Issues Fracking Paper

This month NAR released a white paper on hydraulic fracturing.  The report concluded that data is scarce on the effects of an oil and gas lease on property values and mortgages. Some recent reports suggest that a lease may actually enhance the value of the associated property, and that the additional income may make mortgageContinue reading “NAR Issues Fracking Paper”