Friday, June 7, 2013

Boulder, CO, City Council Approves Fracking Moratorium

On June 4, the Boulder City Council unanimously approved a one year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, which will block oil and gas drilling permits in the city and on Boulder-owned open space properties. While residents asked for a longer ban, City Attorney Tom Carr commented that a one year ban was the safest option to avoid challenges to the city’s regulatory powers.

For more information on the moratorium, visit Boulder’s Municipal Website.

Written by: Garrett Lent, Research Assistant
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
June 2013

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