Another Colo. community bans fracking, expects lawsuit

Posted: Mar 7, 2013

Written by

BRUCE FINLEY, Denver Post
Urban drilling

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night banned fracking within city limits, defying the governor and other state authorities who say local governments have no right to regulate the oil and gas industry.

The ban was expected to bring lawsuits from the state and from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

"We are responsible for the residents of Fort Collins and their well-being, Mayor Karen Weitkunat said before the meeting. "We're truly representing the people when we come forward with a decision, even though it may conflict with the state's.

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