2012-12-19. City in Colorado Is Sued Over a Drilling Ban

posted Dec 19, 2012, 11:09 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Dec 19, 2012, 1:20 PM ]
| by Jack Healy, New York Times. Relevant to GSS Energy Use, chapter 3. Excerpt:  An industry group representing oil and gas companies has sued a city in Colorado that outlawed hydraulic fracturing, saying voters had no right to ban the drilling practice.  The lawsuit, filed on Monday by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, seeks to overturn the ban on the contentious practice that passed by a wide margin last month in the northern Colorado city of Longmont. The measure, the first of its kind in the state, still allows oil and gas drilling within city limits, but it prohibits hydraulic fracturing, which has lifted energy production across the country but has raised concerns about air and water contamination. …one of the ban’s leading advocates… called the lawsuit an attempt to “undermine a democratic vote in order to put a dangerous industrial activity next to homes, schools and public parks.” See also: Maryland Hosts Fracking Conference (item from Physicians for Social Responsibility newsletter) and slideshow (pdf) used by Dr. Poune Saberi, MD to inform attendees about the concerns and risks of hydraulic fracturing.  …. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/us/suit-seeks-to-overturn-a-city-drilling-ban-in-colorado.html?_r=0
 See also: Maryland Hosts Fracking Conference (item from Physicians for Social Responsibility newsletter) and slideshow (pdf) used by Dr. Poune Saberi, MD to inform attendees about the concerns and risks of hydraulic fracturing.
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