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Dec 5, 2012 8:19 AM by Eugene Daniels

Anti-fracking activists delay Boulder County rules

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Anti-fracking activists have forced Boulder County commissioners to delay a decision on oil and gas drilling regulations.

Opponents want the county to ban fracking, saying the procedure blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas is unsafe.

Supporters say the procedure is safe and the state has sufficient regulations in place to protect the public.

According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/by92e7h , commissioners put off acting on the proposed rules until at least Dec. 13 because of questions over the regulations.

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