Lafayette’s fracking ban tossed by judge

Associated Press: Colorado's oil and gas industry has again won another court battle against a town that banned or limited fracking. A Boulder District Court judge on Wednesday tossed out a voter-approved fracking ban in Lafayette voters. The ban was adopted last year. The Colorado Oil & Gas Association challenged the fracking ban. Judge D. D. Mallard also struck down a voter-approved fracking ban on Longmont. She said in both decisions that local governments cannot regulate drilling. Earlier this month,......

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