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After two hours of complex and confusing discussion, the Fort Collins City Council voted to postpone the decision to terminate the fracking ban and moratorium in Fort Collins, Colorado. The question will be discussed at a work session in one week.
"This is a very temporary, partial victory for the citizens of Fort Collins," said Gary Wockner of Clean Water Action. "The ban and moratorium will stay in place for at least one more week because of the extreme controversy surrounding fracking in Fort Collins."
Fort Collins is not the only city in Colorado that's debating fracking in their community. On March 12, concerned citizens of Colorado Springs prevailed in convincing the majority of city council members that fracking is not safe. Now the city must start from scratch with new rules and no drilling can take place in the meantime.
Want to learn more about fracking in Colorado? Read Phillip Doe's, A Must Read Account of Fracking Colorado.
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