The vote passed to “suspend or ban the technique formally known as hydraulic fracturing. But a fourth community, Broomfield, just east of Boulder, narrowly rejected a fracking moratorium,” reports Reuters and the Globe and Mail.
As fracking surges in the U.S. the pushback is based on wastewater, contamination, environmental and infrastructural concerns. A report has even cited fracking has a correlation to earthquakes. Further, the fracking boom is placing rigs on land which were once green and are now sites for energy production.
- Three of Four Colorado Communities Vote to Ban or Suspend Fracking (scientificamerican.com)