Colorado Town Bans Fracking, Faces Lawsuits from State and Industry

When residents of Longmont learned of plans to drill in public parks, they put a referendum on the ballot to ban oil and gas production in the town. It passed, and now the town now faces opposition from both industry and the state of Colorado.

LONGMONT, Colo. – This old farming town near the base of the Rocky Mountains has long been considered a conservative next-door neighbor to the ultraliberal college town of Boulder, a place bisected by the railroad and where middle-class families found a living at the vegetable cannery, sugar mill and Butterball turkey plant.

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