In Colorado Fracking Fight, Emails Show Constituents ‘Begging’ Lawmakers For Help

BY  @THEJOSHKEEFE ON 07/21/17 AT 6:09 PM

A battle over oil and gas drilling in residential areas was fought in the Colorado legislature this spring, with Democrats and environmental groups seeking to impose rules that would push fracking activity further away from schools and public facilities. This effort, which was punctuated by an April gas well explosion that killed two men in Firestone, was opposed by the state’s influential oil lobby and allied Republican legislators.

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