A second Colorado city is fighting to keep its fracking ban.
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. The Coloradoan reports that the city's attorney will file an action in the Colorado Court of Appeals and also ask a lower court to keep the ban in place while the appeal proceeds.
Last month, Longmont leaders also decided to appeal a ruling against its ban on fracking. The technique pumps water, fine sand and chemicals into wells to fracture open oil- and gas-bearing rock deposits.
A judge has also overturned Lafayette's fracking ban.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association says the appeal is a waste of taxpayers' money.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan