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Coalition forms to push back drillers from oil and gas-loving Denver

This is where opponents hope to turn the tide against the kind of neighborhood drilling activity that has characterized recent boom-time operations in the state.

Hickenlooper lands crucial compromise in fracking debate

  DENVER -- After months of thorny, stop-and-start negotiations that in recent weeks seemed doomed to fail, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that he...

Draft local control bill so far fails to launch special legislative...

  DRAFT legislation shopped around this weekend that seeks to clarify powers held by state, county and city authorities in Colorado to regulate oil-and-gas drilling...

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...

State Joins Suit against Longmont Fracking Ban

The state of Colorado has joined a lawsuit filed by oil-and-gas companies against the city of Longmont that seeks to lift a ban on fracking passed by citizen initiative there last November.

Longmont ballot initiative fuels debate over fracking

Longmont residents this November will vote on whether or not to ban within city limits the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking.

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban...

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped ..."

Bennet urges new meat industry anti-trust regulations, while sustainability advocates look...

Sen. Michael Bennet urged Pres. Barack Obama late last week to finalize and implement rules to even the playing field for small ranchers and chicken farmers in competition with corporate giants in the industry. Sustainable food advocates, who have been traveling the country asking legislators to sign on to similar letters, claimed the senator's move as a minor victory in what they see as a battle between David and Goliath.