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Frustration Over Fracking Could Play Role In November Elections

Anti-fracking activist Kaye Fissinger gestures out to a reservoir near her community of Longmont where oil and gas companies are looking to drill.(Brian Gill/Inside Energy)
Anti-fracking activist Kaye Fissinger gestures out to a reservoir near her community of Longmont where oil and gas companies are looking to drill.(Brian Gill/Inside Energy)

Communities in Colorado have been engaged in a political fight with the state to get more local control over oil and gas drilling.

It's a battle many thought was heading to the ballot box this November, until a last minute compromise stopped the initiative in its tracks.

Colorado’s governor John Hickenlooper declared the compromise a victory, but that left some members of the state’s environmental community furious and vowing payback on election day.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Inside Energy's Dan Boyce reports.

  • Inside Energy: Colorado Fracking Fuels Political Battle
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  • Dan Boyce, reporter for Inside Energy. He tweets @BoyceDan.
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