On November 5, 2013, Broomfield, Colorado voters considered a ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing and open-pit storage of solid or liquid hydraulic fracturing waste for five years within the city and county of Broomfield. At the end of the day, it appeared that the ban had failed by 13 votes.
However, a re-count flipped the results, showing that the ban passed by 17 votes. There will be another re-count to confirm these results. This means that the voters in four Colorado towns have now voted for and approved hydraulic fracturing bans.
For information on these votes, see prior blog posting dated November 12, 2013. “Voters in three Colorado cities ban hydraulic fracturing for five years.”
This post was written by Barclay Nicholson (email@example.com or 713.651.3662) from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Energy Practice Group.