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Top local Colorado news stories of 2015: Longmont’s fracking ban makes it to state Supreme Court

Sound walls are constructed around an oil and gas wellpad in an effort to reduce noise pollution, especially near occupied areas. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp.)

In December 2012, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association sued Longmont over its voter-instituted ban on hydraulic fracturing. And in December 2015, both parties argued their case in front of the state’s highest court. The oil industry says hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is safe and allows for less invasive drilling techniques. Opponents of fracking say the chemicals used in fracking ...

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Longmont fracking ban appeal at Supreme Court crossroads

When it comes to whether the city of Longmont can ban hydraulic fracturing, the ball is in the state’s highest court. On Monday the Colorado Court of Appeals said the matter of whether Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, interfered with the state’s interest in the oil and gas industry was better left up to the Colorado Supreme ...

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Xcel work results in muddied water at Longmont-area home

Mud found its way from an Xcel Energy natural gas pipeline replacement project along Airport Road into a Longmont-area resident’s cistern Wednesday. Xcel is working to replace about 77 miles of a 95-mile high-pressure pipeline that runs between Westminster and the Wyoming border. Workers are boring a long tunnel at least 4 feet beneath Airport Road for the pipeline as ...

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