Boulder: Co-op Housing Still Controversial

On December 6, the City Council continued its hearing on a proposed ordinance to allow cooperative housing but made no final decisions. It was clear citizen criticism weighed heavily on the Council’s minds although no additional public comment was taken at the meeting. In late November, nearly 80 people attended a public meeting on theContinue reading “Boulder: Co-op Housing Still Controversial”

Colorado: Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Impact Property Values

A new study found that there is no definitive evidence fracking negatively impacts property values in Colorado. The study, which is the most comprehensive analysis of its kind ever done in Colorado, looked at seven counties – Garfield, Grand, La Plata, Larimer, Pitkin, Routt, and Weld – and the homes in each county that wereContinue reading “Colorado: Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Impact Property Values”

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”

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”

Loveland Fracking Ballot Question Vague

Sometimes the devil is in the details. As noted in the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the ballot initiative proposed by Protect Our Loveland (POL) not only imposes a two-year moratorium on fracking; it also calls for the study of the impacts of fracking on property values and human health. The question is, who will be responsible forContinue reading “Loveland Fracking Ballot Question Vague”