Longmont residents this November will vote on whether or not to ban within city limits the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking.
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BOULDER — There are a lot of opinions on how far hydraulic fracturing should be from schools. One resident near a drilling operation a few hundred yards from Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie said he was probably the only one on his block who didn’t mind the noise or environmental and health risks Encana Corp.’s project brought with it. Still, in a perfect world, he said he’d prefer it were a mile away.
As concerns mount over oil and gas rigs inching closer to several Colorado schools, legislators are looking toward 2013 to sort out whether local controls should take a backseat to state regulations.
LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red.
“When I saw this, my heart just stopped …”
Revelations Monday that Houston-based Anadarko may be sitting on up to a billion barrels of oil along Colorado’s Front Range immediately raised concerns about the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in an area of increased residential growth in recent years.
LONGMONT– The right and left protesters and counter-protesters gathered here off a sprawling suburban four-lane road and around a wall-less field house at the Boulder County Fairgrounds agreed on at least two things: that the group hosting the gathering, Americans for Prosperity, is suffering an image problem and that government subsidies to oil and gas companies have got to end.
Immigrant rights supporters lost a bid in Longmont last night to send a message to local residents and federal lawmakers in support of the DREAM Act. The Longmont City Council voted against a pro-DREAM Act resolution. The federal bill…
LONGMONT– Vice President Joe Biden here Friday made a strong case for the stimulus program and the need for a full-throttle green energy program, which he said were inextricably linked. “Some say we shouldn’t use tax dollars to provide seed money for green energy, but wouldn’t it be a bitter irony if we got off of foreign oil only to be tethered to foreign technologies in clean energy?”
Weld County D.A. and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck made a campaign stop at the Longmont Public Library yesterday. His take on flash-point issues such as federal health-care reform legislation, immigration and energy development seemed a throwback to…
A controversial church-backed commercial and residential development has withdrawn its application to be annexed by the city of Longmont. The 348-acre Union Project was part of an effort by LifeBridge mega-church to enter the development business.
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