Colorado

Aug 28, 2014 8:07 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Lafayette's fracking ban tossed

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's oil and gas industry has again won another court battle against a town that banned or limited fracking.

A Boulder District Court judge on Wednesday tossed out a voter-approved fracking ban in Lafayette. The ban was adopted last year.

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association challenged the fracking ban.

Judge D. D. Mallard also struck down a voter-approved fracking ban in Longmont. She said in both decisions that local governments cannot regulate drilling.

Earlier this month, a Larimer County judge struck down a fracking ban in Fort Collins.

Citizens opposed to hydraulic fracturing in cities say the law needs to be changed to allow local regulation of oil and gas drilling.

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