City councilors in Fort Collins voted Tuesday to appeal a court ruling last month overturning a 5-year ban on hydraulic fracturing passed by voters.
Since 2001, there have been 16 significant earthquakes in the Raton Basin.
The 21-member group will provide recommendations to the Legislature next year that would reduce land-use conflicts.
The 19-member task force includes representatives from the oil and gas industry, ag industry, local governments and civic leaders.
Real estate prices in Northern Colorado are rising because of the increased oil and gas activity in the area, but may go down the closer the rigs are to homes.
Regulators are dropping a lawsuit against the city of Longmont. Meanwhile, a Fort Collins judge ruled that that city's fracking ban violates state law.
The report says scientists don't know enough about the effects on wildlife.