Colorado High Court Rules Local Fracking Bans Are Preempted By State Law
(May 3, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT) -- DENVER — A unanimous Colorado Supreme Court on May 2 ruled that local bans on hydraulic fracturing, as well as ordinances against the storage of fracking waste within city limits, are subject to preemption by state law; therefore, the moratoria instituted by two cities are “invalid and unenforceable” (City of Longmont, Colorado v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association, No. 15SC667; City of Fort Collins, Colorado v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association, No. 15SC668, Colo. Sup.).
(City of Longmont opinion available. Document #94-160510-012Z.)