Colorado to vote on ballot question to ban fracking

Colorado to vote on ballot question to ban fracking

Colorado is set to vote this November on a ballot question that would ban fracking in the state.

The measure would make Colorado the first state in the US to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The ballot measure is a response to a 2016 federal court ruling that declared the practice of fracking to be a form of natural gas extraction and use, and would also create a moratorium on fracking operations that have been conducted without a license.

The proposed ballot measure would also require that companies producing natural gas for energy production, like the oil and gas industry, must obtain a permit before they can frack in Colorado.

The state’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper has said that he supports the ballot measure and will sign it if it passes.

The campaign for fracking has raised over $2.5 million on Indiegogo, the crowd-funding platform, according to the Denver Post.

However, the initiative has been met with opposition from environmentalists, who argue that fracking can pollute water supplies and cause earthquakes, and is harmful to local communities.

However there are other concerns about the proposed measure.

A recent report from the University of Colorado Denver’s Earth Institute found that the state is facing an increasing number of earthquakes in the Colorado mountains, and that more than 1,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the past five years, according the report.

Colorado is home to an estimated 1.1 million people, according a report by the state’s Department of Water and Power.

There are currently 669 wastewater disposal wells in the area, according data from the Colorado Water Conservation District.

According to the Associated Press, more than 60% of those wells are not connected to a public water supply, and only 4% are connected to public or private wells.

A 2016 study by the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that the disposal of wastewater in the Denver area has generated more than 4.5 billion gallons of methane, the most methane of any source in the country, according an Associated Press report.

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