June 16, 2014

Tug of War Over Colorado's Energy Future: State Preemption of Local Fracking Bans

With Colorado being one of the epicenters of hydraulic fracturing in the United States, there's been a promise of a lower carbon fuel source and increased domestic energy security. However, this development has attracted opposition from the state's citizens and governments worried about the environmental impact of the natural gas activities.

Faegre Baker Daniels partner Colin Deihl and associates, Jamal Knight, Alexander Logemann and Ann Prouty authored an article for The Environmental Law Reporter on the history of hydraulic fracturing and its regulation in Colorado, the recent attempts to ban hydraulic fracturing in certain parts of the state, and the legal limits of the local governments' ability to do so.


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