Colorado State has declared that fostering oil and gas development is in its interest

Colorado Supreme Court upholds State power, says cities can’t impose fracking bans

Colorado’s high court today struck down the rights of Coloradans to enact local fracking bans. The justice denied residents their “right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; and of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness” as outlined in the Colorado Constitution, by determining that oil and gas development is pre-empted by the state.

This decision overturns the democratically enacted measure to ban fracking passed overwhelmingly by Longmont residents in 2012 and strips all Coloradans of their Constitutional right to say “no” to fracking in their communities in order to prevent problems inherent in fracking, including air pollution, health complications, water contamination and reduced property values. ” …

… Continue reading Colorado Supreme Court Upholds State Power, Says Cities Can’t Impose Fracking Bans, ecowatch, May 2, 2016.

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