Friday, July 25, 2014

Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid.  The court held that the local government's ordinance was preempted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act.  (Order here.)  The order will surely be appealed.

Stephen R. Miller

 

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