Local governments are exploring what new levels of control they can exert without running afoul of state law.
Broomfield residents will vote next Tuesday in a special citizen recall election.
Extraction Oil & Gas will now re-submit drilling plans for a meeting with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, July 24 and 25.
In 2012, 7.65 percent of proposed facilities had eight or more wells. In 2016, the share jumped to 43 percent.
The council voted 5-4 to push the vote on Broomfield's proposed moratorium and resume the meeting on Feb. 28.
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John Denver became the first musician to be inducted into the new Colorado Music Hall of Fame in Broomfield. G. Brown is curator.