Posted on April 1, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
There’s a new twist in the ongoing battle over Colorado fracking regulations.
Fossil fuel industry to file counter-suit
By Snob Beerwhine
SUMMIT COUNTY — In a big turnaround from his previously held beliefs, Colorado Gov. Von Lippenschmooper announced April 1 he will sue the fossil fuel industry to try and prevent additional fracking in his backyard.
Sources say Lippenschmooper was surprised to wake up Easter morning to find drilling rigs already ensconced between the pool and the rutabaga patch. Continue reading
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Posted on September 28, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Response to local elected officials emphasizes cooperative approach
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Gov. John Hickenlooper this week responded to concerns expressed by local government officials around the state about a state lawsuit challenging duly adopted local oil and gas drilling regulations.
A long list of elected lawmakers from around Colorado all signed on to a letter asking Hickenlooper to withdraw the suit and work cooperatively with local communitites.
In his response, Hickenlooper said the state’s lawsuit against Longmont was a “last resort,” after attempts to resolve concerns about locally adopted oil and gas drilling regulations failed. Read Gov. Hickenlooper’s letter here. Continue reading
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Posted on September 19, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
State power play angers town and county lawmakers
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Local government officials from around the state — including Pitkin, Summit and Eagle counties, as well as towns like Basalt, Aspen and the entire Boulder City Council — voiced their opposition to a state lawsuit against the City of Longmont over locally enacted oil and gas drilling regulations.
In their letter, the diverse coalition of county commissioners, mayors, and city council members urged the Governor to rethink his approach and instead work with local governments to protect communities from the adverse impacts of growing oil and gas development. Continue reading
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