The Fracking Debate
To Frack, Or Not to Frack: That is the Question
Colorado’s largest oil producers, Anadarko & Noble Energy, are spending millions of dollars on ads to promote the benefits on fracking for Colorado, while their opponents are also spending big while fighting to amend Colorado’s constitution raising concerns about air and water contamination and even earthquakes.
One proposed measure would give communities the ability to ban hydraulic fracturing, and increase setbacks for wells from occupied structures. However, a study last month found Colorado could lose $8 billion in product and 68,000 jobs in the first five years if fracking was banned statewide.
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