Colorado could be 'ground zero' for fracking debate

DENVER – If state lawmakers can't reach a compromise on fracking, it could lead to a battle on the ballot getting national attention.

Late Tuesday, it appeared a compromise drafted by Governor Hickenlooper and some of his democratic allies was falling apart. The Denver Business Journal reported the Colorado Oil and Gas Association voted against the proposal, after it sat at the table working to draft it.

That news came on the same day two residents of Lafayette filed a class action lawsuit against the state and COGA. The suit is an effort to defend a ban on oil and gas production near Lafayette approved by voters last fall. COGA is taking the city to court over the ban, claiming it violates the state's constitution.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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