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The campaign goes on: ‘Ban Fracking’ groups target new Colorado task force

Simon Lomax | Breaking Energy Anti-energy activists – including Anthony Ingraffea, the New York-based star of the Gaslandmovies – are continuing their “ban fracking” campaign in Colorado by seeking roles on a new oil and natural gas task force. The “blue ribbon” task force was created under an agreement between millionaire Boulder Congressman Jared Polis and Gov. John Hickenlooper.  Before the deal was ...

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3 out of 5 local fracking bans struck down

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Over the past few years, five cities on Colorado’s Front Range have tried to place bans on the hydraulic fracturing process, but three of the bans have been struck down recently, according to a report from the Denver Business Journal. Currently, only Boulder and Broomfield are able to tout having bans in place. Most ...

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Lafayette group files motion to block oil and gas industry’s lawsuit, enforce local fracking ban

Alex Burness | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. Residents of Lafayette seeking to enforce a voter-supported fracking ban filed a motion this week for a preliminary injunction against the state, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The motion aims to prohibit the state’s oil and gas industry from using the Colorado Oil and Gas Act to ...

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PSNC Energy plans pipeline extension for Franklin, Wake


Sarah Barr | The News & Observer YOUNGSVILLE — PSNC Energy is studying where to build a transmission pipeline extension to help meet what the company says is an increased demand for natural gas in Franklin and Wake counties. Officials plan to finalize the route for the pipeline by the end of 2014. It would run roughly from Franklinton to ...

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Loveland, Colorado voters examine facts, welcome fracking

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Some communities in Colorado seem to have remained unaware that hydraulic fracturing has been happening in their state since 1947. Some cities, such as Lafayette and Boulder, have considered banning the process entirely or placing temporary moratoriums on operations, hoping the extra time will allow for more research to illuminate the currently unknown effects ...

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Lafayette residents sue state, Gov. Hickenlooper seeking enforcement of city’s fracking ban

By Mitchell Byars | The Boulder Colorado Daily Two Lafayette residents today filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association requesting the immediate enforcement of a fracking ban passed by Lafayette voters in November. Sixty percent of Lafayette voters supported a measure that prohibits any new oil and gas extraction ...

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Are fracking bans fair?

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A slew of legislation aimed at banning hydraulic fracturing and the byproducts it creates has passed in the US in recent weeks. From the east to west coast, and lots of places in between, governments from the local to the state level have been putting their feet down on fracking – even, in many ...

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Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette spend $100K defending fracking bans

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Since residents of Longmont, Broomfield and Lafayette voted to ban fracking within their borders, the three cities have combined to spend $108,936 defending the measures from legal challenges, officials say. And that is just a fraction of the money those towns, along with the city of Boulder, have invested in crafting regulations governing the controversial natural gas extraction process and ...

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SC senate plan would stop solar tax credits for homeowners

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s skepticism about solar power emerged again Tuesday, when lawmakers agreed to phase out solar tax credits for homeowners at the same time utility regulators were offering little support for a large solar farm in the Upstate. The Senate Finance Committee voted to drop the residential tax credit after 2017 as part of a bill intended ...

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