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One-Minute Brief on Longmont's Fracking Ban

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Karen Antonacci with the Times-Call reports that the Longmont fracking ban is set to go before Colorado's top court, after the issue worked its way up through the court system following a series of legal battles waged by the cities of Longmont and Fort Collins against the oil and gas industry.

Here's your one-minute brief:

  • Longmont and Fort Collins argue that local government has the power to limit fracking within city limits.
  • The Colorado Oil and Gas Association argues that Longmont and Fort Collins are overstepping their authority, and that to allow such bans would "create a patchwork of frackable and unfrackable areas."

Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs weighs in:

"I think the oil and gas regs protect 90 percent of the city, even if this gets knocked down by the supreme court."

This is a prime example of litigation involving public entities.

At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we handle public entity and special district issues of this very nature. For more information, visit our page to learn how we provide innovative legal solutions.

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