FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - City officials say a proposal for a five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Fort Collins can appear on the November ballot.
The Coloradoan reports the City Council could choose to adopt the proposal at a meeting Aug. 20 or send it to voters.
Officials confirmed Monday that Citizens for a Healthy Fort Collins had collected enough valid signatures from registered city voters for the proposal to go before voters. The group needed 3,907 signatures to make the ballot. Chief Deputy Clerk Rita Harris says the clerk's office certified 4,250 signatures before staff members stopped counting.
Voters this fall in Broomfield, Loveland and Lafayette also will consider limiting the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing.
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