Judge Decrees Broomfield Can't Certify Election Results on Fracking Ban

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- "A judge's order issued Tuesday evening has further muddied the already cloudy situation surrounding the fracking ban approved by Broomfield voters."

Tuesday, District Court Judge Francis Wasserman issued an order barring Broomfield from certifying the election results and ordered elections officials to comply with state elections law. The order was issued in the wake of a lawsuit filed Dec. 3 by pro-fracking group Broomfield Balanced Energy Coalition.

BBEC called the judge's ruling a victory in its ongoing protests about the election, but Broomfield City and County Attorney Bill Tuthill said the order is “baffling,” because the election results were certified by the canvass board on Dec. 5."

Megan Quinn reports for the Broomfield Enterprise December 11, 2013.

Source: Broomfield Enterprise, 12/13/2013