Colorado community passes fracking moratorium

|By:, SA News Editor

Voters in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colo., narrowly approve a five-year moratorium on fracking after a recount by county officials; the new results mean that all four Colorado communities with similar measures on the ballot this month voted to reject fracking.

The results in Broomfield, on the edge of the Niobrara Shale, were closely watched because the community is considered less liberal than those which passed anti-fracking measures.

Active in the Niobrara: NBL, APC, WPX, BBG, CRZO, BCEI, SYRG, PDCE.