Activists trying to reinstate Colorado city's fracking ban


August 15, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Environmental activists asked a Colorado court on Wednesday to reinstate the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing, arguing the ban is legal under a new state law giving local governments more authority over the oil and gas industry.

Longmont voters approved the ban in 2012, but the state Supreme Court overturned it four years later, saying only the state could regulate the industry under laws in force at the time.

Groups called Colorado Rising and Our Longmont said Wednesday that changed when the Legislature passed a law this year reversing the state's priority fro...

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