County to consider new fracking regulations

By Jefferson Dodge

The Boulder County commissioners have directed their staff to explore options for additional regulations on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

And officials say it is likely that the inquiry will lead to more controls on the practice.

Commissioner Will Toor told Boulder Weekly that the board has asked the county attorney’s office and the county’s land use department to investigate whether any additional “meaningful” controls can be put on fracking in unincorporated areas of Boulder County. He says there may be options for regulation beyond what the county already has in the books.

Dale Case, director of the land use department, says his staff plans to READ FULL ARTICLE


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