Colorado community passes fracking moratorium

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.

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  • Bbloomlu
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    This is why we will never get to energy independence. Not in my backyard but yours is okay
    15 Nov 2013, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • rheimerl
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    this doesnt mean a thing at this point... it is against state law
    15 Nov 2013, 02:23 PM Reply Like
  • AtomAnt8
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    Gov. Hickenlooper already said that CO can't have this, see comment above. Pretty sure broomfield is fringe of play.
    15 Nov 2013, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • Ironmann
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    I worked those wells in completions...most on private land. Why not let the owner decide. No wonder counties want to secede
    15 Nov 2013, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • Sidrico
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    Talking to buddy in Broomfield..he said that someone came to his house to double check his vote to make sure it was not forged. He said the greenie nuts were out in force and it passed by 13 votes.
    Yes he voted to continue fracking.
    15 Nov 2013, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • Ironmann
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    We used to shop in Broomfield malls , traveling there from wyo. Never again. But what will happen when trucks, rigs, service companies, drillers, roughnecks etc that support those "greenies" are no longer contributing to that economy. I had 22 men spending $3000 a month each at the Holiday Express alone. Will the drop in tax and business revenues there cause a rethink of this you think?
    17 Nov 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
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