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Court denies Jared Polis brief supporting Longmont’s fracking ban appeal

The Colorado Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday accepting three briefs written by entities supporting the city of Longmont in its appeal of a decision related to the fracking lawsuit. The court of appeals, through an order written by chief Judge Alan Loeb, denied one notable supporter, however — U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D — Boulder). “This was purely ...

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Editorial: Fracking ban unconstitutional, says federal judge

A federal court ruling last week should put a stop to the war on fracking— a counterproductive movement that threatens the economic security of every man, woman and child in Colorado. The Gazette has said it routinely in recent years. Fracking bans stomp on private property rights, which are protected by the federal and state constitutions. A city or county has ...

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Groups call for legislative fracking ban

CUMBERLAND — A coalition of 79 organizations, including several local organizations, is calling for legislative action to ban hydraulic fracturing in Maryland. “Based on what we know now, we believe that fracking endangers public health and is the wrong approach to building a robust Maryland economy and a clean energy future. We urge Maryland’s legislature to pass an extended moratorium ...

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Colorado lawmakers gear up for battle over fracking

DENVER — Colorado Republicans are proposing to compensate mineral owners when a local government bans or restricts fracking. The GOP’s approach has bothered Democrats who argue lawmakers should wait for recommendations from a task force studying how to resolve land-use disputes among homeowners, local governments, and energy companies. Regulations over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, are expected to be one of ...

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Longmont continues fight for fracking ban

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Lawyers for the city of Longmont have filed a brief to the Colorado Court of Appeals to preserve their ability to ban fracking within city limits. The brief asked for a reversal of a Boulder County Disctrict Court judge’s ruling, which stated that the city has no right to ban fracking, according to a Times-Call article. “The city does not ...

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Uncommon legal concept may surface in New York after fracking ban


For six years while shale gas extraction in New York was in a state of indefinite hold pending environmental and health reviews, landowners and oil and gas firms talked about “takings.” It’s a legal concept that, like eminent domain, requires the government to compensate private property owners for assets taken away because of government action. When New York Gov. Andrew ...

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The Buffalo News, N.Y., David Robinson column

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New York State put up the Cuomo Wall last week to keep the natural gas boom from spilling over into the Southern Tier. By moving to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, the Cuomo administration slammed the door shut on the natural gas industry and blocked it from drilling the same types of prolific wells that now number in the ...

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Colorado GOP push for payment during fracking bans

DENVER  — Colorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their ability to develop their property. The House GOP said Thursday that Rep. Perry Buck of Windsor will be introducing the bill in the session that begins next month. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is expected to be a heated topic of ...

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Mora County: Fracking battlegrounds

View of lakes east of Highway 442, Mora County, New Mexico

Mora County, New Mexico, is the first county in the U.S. to fully ban the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing and any other oil and gas related operations.  The issue at hand is whether the county has the right to fully ban fracking when in the state of New Mexico it is legal. The ban was ...

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