State

Jan 23, 2013 1:00 PM by AP Posted by Tony Spehar

Fort Collins moves fracking ban toward ballot

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Fort Collins City Council has taken the first step toward a ballot question about a ban on oil and gas fracking. Under action taken Tuesday, the April ballot question will be on council's agenda for action next month.

Last month the council adopted a moratorium through the end of July on new oil and gas development inside the city and on other city-owned lands. It does not prohibit hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, on existing wells to free gas and oil trapped underground.

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://tinyurl.com/awkjknf), people opposed to the oil and gas extraction technique flooded public comment sessions at city council meetings in recent weeks demanding a ballot referendum in the April 2 municipal election asking for a permanent ban.

»Comments

More News

National
Story Photo

4 hours ago

3 Alarm Fire in Boston

Eleven people hurt tonight when an explosion, knocked a house off it's foundation in Boston, in the Dorchester area. It may have...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

15 hours ago

Rain & Snow On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4