No state money for fracking bans

Denver Post: The governor seems to think there's a role for the state to play in helping compensate mineral rights owners who are denied royalties due to local fracking bans. We disagree, and strenuously so. It's a bad idea from both practical and philosophical standpoints. Last week, just after the Fort Collins City Council voted to ban fracking, Gov. John Hickenlooper visited with the city's newspaper, The Coloradoan. He acknowledged the oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking was troubling......

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