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Possible Colorado Fracking Ban on Next Ballot

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Updated: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:23:29 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Oil and gas officials said there could be a future vote on a statewide Colorado ban on hydraulic fracturing.

  

The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon today to hear the thoughts of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

  

The association said although fracking has been banned in four local Colorado regions, they don't believe it will be banned across the state.

  

“It's not surprising that you would have passed that in the city of Boulder. They haven't seen a well since 1999. It's a symbolic vote saying we don't like oil and gas. It has nothing to do with hydraulic fracturing,” said Colorado Oil and Gas director of policy Doug Flanders.

 

The Oil and Gas Association represents almost 300 energy companies across Colorado.

  

Flanders says a ban on fracking could have devastating effects on the amount of taxes the state collects.

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