Colorado Springs next front in fracking war

2:56 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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About two dozen held anti-fracking signs outside city hall, where the city council planned to talk Tuesday about oil and gas drilling regulations. Critics say the proposed regulations need more environmental safeguards.

The Colorado Springs rally comes three weeks after citizens in Longmont overwhelmingly voted to ban hydraulic fracturing over similar concerns. State officials and the oil and gas industry say local governments can't set their own drilling rules.

The process involves blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas.

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