Extraction Oil & Gas will now re-submit drilling plans for a meeting with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, July 24 and 25.
The council voted 5-4 to push the vote on Broomfield's proposed moratorium and resume the meeting on Feb. 28.
Early versions of the agency's report highlighted contaminated drinking water and vulnerabilities from fracking. The final version turned out differently: Fracking had not "led to widespread, systemic impacts."
A Greeley neighborhood group says Colorado's oil and gas regulators didn't follow their own rules to accommodate the community's concerns.
- The federal regulations were similar to statewide rules already in place in Colorado.Read more
A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing — because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.
The Supreme Court called the cities' limits "invalid and unenforceable" because state law trumps the local ordinances.
- The bill became another platform for debate Monday over how to regulate fracking in Front Range urban and suburban areas.Read more