"Anti-Fracking Measures Win In Lafayette, Boulder, Fort Collins"

"Measure to enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing trailing slightly in Broomfield."

"Aversion to the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing became apparent Tuesday as residents in three cities along the Front Range -- including Boulder and Lafayette -- voted to put a halt to the energy extraction method within their borders.

In Broomfield, the only other city to have a fracking ban on the ballot, the issue was failing as of 11:40 p.m., albeit by about a percentage point -- or 194 votes.

Lafayette's measure -- an all-out ban on new oil and gas drilling in the city -- was prevailing 58 percent to 42 percent, while Boulder voters were overwhelmingly saying "no" to fracking within city limits. The margin in Boulder was 77 percent in favor of a five-year extension of the city's fracking moratorium versus 23 percent against.

A five-year fracking moratorium was also winning in Fort Collins, 55 percent to 45 percent, as of 11:40 p.m."

John Aguilar reports for the Boulder Daily Camera November 5, 2013.


"Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking" (Huffington Post)

Source: Boulder Daily Camera, 11/06/2013