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Events overtaking Hickenlooper local-control deal, resistance hardening

Opportunity this election year is shrinking for the governor and legislative leaders to reach an agreement on a bill that could head off a series of ballot measures aimed at granting local authorities greater regulatory control over the oil-and-gas industry.

Clock ticking on ‘local control’ special session

  NEGOTIATIONS continue in Denver between parties hoping to strike a deal and pass a state law that would give local communities more regulatory control...

Colorado ballot initiative aims to give local governments say on fracking

"People are familiar with this issue, all around the state. They're doing their own research and talking about fracking and local control... It's in the news."

Coloradans eye rulings around country in favor of local fracking bans

BOULDER -- Supporters of local bans on the oil-and-gas drilling process known as fracking celebrated a key high court victory in Pennsylvania last week.

Hickenlooper on frack bans: Understandable anxiety, but there are other solutions

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he understands citizen concerns about neighborhood gas drilling but maintains that passing local laws restricting the activity is the wrong way to address the problem.

Broomfield joins Front Range movement to ban urban fracking

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Residents here have joined Coloradans in our other Front Range towns and voted to either suspend or ban natural gas hydraulic fracturing within city limits.

Front Range Colorado towns push back against neighborhood frack attacks

Residents in towns sited in a line that stretches through a 250-square-mile gas field covered with wells like a picnic blanket overrun by ants, voted Tuesday to impose moratoriums and an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.