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Longmont first city in Colorado to ban 'fracking'

9 News KUSA Denver -- Hydraulic fracturing will be banned in Longmont after voters approved Ballot Question 300, which amends the city charter to forbid both fracking and storage of fracking waste inside the city.

"We won, and we are so thrilled," said Kay Fissinger, a volunteer with Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a process used by oil and gas drillers to crack rock deep below ground.

It's a practice that hundreds of volunteers worked to get banned, according to those with Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont. The time and effort over months to get people to the polls and vote for the ban was worth it, they say.


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Submitted Nov 08, 2012 By: NorthglennBill
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 12:06:30 AM

some ppl are smart enough to know that they can't drink polluted water.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:46:51 AM

clean drinking water is a precious commodity.
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:50:42 AM

You couple this event with NH suing Shell/Sunoco for water contamination, this is just the beginning. Lets not forget Wyoming that is still brewing in the background; that's also not looking good for oil! Water is more important to the majority!
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:11:32 PM


It would appear that some of the fine people of Colorado enjoy their drinking water without toxic additives from fracking.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:10:50 PM


This bears repeating, "Longmont first city in Colorado to ban 'fracking.' That's right - just say NO! Enough is Enough! The ground water is to be protected at all costs, you can't drink polluted water with treating it!"...Tomok
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:49:39 PM

I'm not seeing where they have put a ban on low cost gas or power produced with fracking derived fuel. Maybe I'm missing something, they want others to shoulder the load so they reap the benefits. Pure NIMBY and hypocrisy to boot.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:23:35 PM

Wow. Remarkable. Maybe that will spread.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:48:08 AM

Wow! They actually want to drink clean water.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:35:55 AM

ok
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driveonby1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:22:24 AM

Another issue settled by the ignorant masses and a supportive NIMBY liberal media.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:18:00 AM

Longmont first city in Colorado to ban 'fracking.' That's right - just say NO! Enough is Enough! The ground water is to be protected at all costs, you can't drink polluted water with treating it!
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sharpspur
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:16:04 AM

They must be on some of that legalized wacky weed.
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bigsranch
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:51:36 AM

Keep forcing businesses to move to Texas while you sit around smoking your dope, Colorado!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:23:11 AM

interesting approach
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:17:41 AM

When fracking is outlawed, only outlaws will frack.
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rtw777
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:11:54 AM

Silly people in Longmont.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:02:01 AM

Congrats Longmont!!!
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:01:57 AM

And now we'll see how much elbow room the city limits of Longmont is going to take over
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:00:50 AM

Huge mistake!
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Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:00:10 AM

I think Big-oil should cut off all the gas delivery to these hypocritical Neanderthals!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:52:09 AM

"Probably just as well in Colorado. Considering they just legalized marijuana, I'd rather do without all the accidents caused by stoned workers."

And you are alleging there are no stoned workjers in Texas illegally smoking pot? LOL.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:46:17 AM

If I had property within the boundaries of Longmont and had leases for fracking wells, I'd joining the oil companies in a suit against the city for seizing my income without full due process... and for Longmont not to expect Big Oil to retaliate is short-sighted. It'll be interesting to watch this play out.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:45:44 AM

well good for them........... at some can get a ballot passed...

[Edited by: Gman2011MI at 11/8/2012 8:46:47 AM EST]
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:44:25 AM

Tree-huggers win again.

Shortly they will complain about high prices. CA does the same thing then hits US Gov't up for bail-outs.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:42:55 AM

"You won"? Your grand prize will be higher energy prices & less jobs.

[Edited by: ace07 at 11/8/2012 8:44:58 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:40:49 AM

You have to start somewhere.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:40:44 AM

Should technology decisions be left up to people with no technical knowledge who act on the basis of emotion?

[Edited by: miser73 at 11/8/2012 8:43:50 AM EST]
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DRJ
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:40:24 AM

But seriously, hysteria reins.
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thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:39:58 AM

This won't be the last city either.
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DRJ
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:39:24 AM

To quote Meatloaf, "You'll never drill for oil on a city street."
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:38:51 AM

What next????
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:37:16 AM

OK. So they can't complain when the costs become prohibitive.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:37:15 AM

Ok so now
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survken
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:37:06 AM

Now they can all sit around smoking dope and keep saying to each other "we won, man".
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DrZNY
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:36:33 AM

It's called NIMBY.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:36:09 AM

smart
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:35:25 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:35:21 AM

Now they can B**** about oil prices
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:33:55 AM

Fools.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:33:48 AM

Oh frack!!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:32:50 AM

by the way, it doesn't take much thinking to come up with replies to this absolutely ridiculous ban.
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calripken_8
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:32:29 AM

So you think you "won" huh? There go jobs from your community to somewhere else... SCORE!!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:32:28 AM

Frack'n crazy.
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:32:01 AM

These are probably the same people who have all the medical marijuana stores. They're smoking something if they think they can live without oil and its byproducts.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:31:48 AM

Pass that hooter this way.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:31:25 AM

GREAT FOR them!!!! they will breathe and drink and live better longer
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:31:16 AM

Kay Fissinger is so happy. Now she can go home and hug her pet tree. She has single-handedly solved the world's problems.
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MikLamb
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:31:04 AM

So, what's to prevent the fracking companies from moving their rigs and waste storage 10 yards away from the city line?
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:30:49 AM

Plenty of oil and gas outside city limits
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:30:43 AM

No Fracking Way.
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