COMMERCE CITY — Residents on Tuesday night learned that Colorado cities cannot ban hydraulic fracturing outright in their communities, but they were told there are other ways to ensure the drilling will be done safely.
About 100 people wary of extraction operations near their homes listened quietly as they were told any effort to outlaw those procedures would likely be overturned by a judge. Attorney Barbara Green also said there is little a city can do to regulate the chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
But cities can have a say over the impacts a fracking well will have on local wildlife and other environmental concerns, Green said.
"Those kinds of regulations are more supportable," she said.
By the way, the Denver Post appears to be a PROFRACKING News agency! It appears that everything they spew out is favorable to the industry.