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CO gov proposes new fracking study

8:54 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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The Democratic governor has said the drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is safe. But skeptics remain. The governor told lawmakers Friday that they should spend about $11 million for the state Health Department to study the impacts of oil and gas extraction on environmental air quality.

Hickenlooper has also requested $12 million more for schools and $10 millon for wildfire prevention.

Hickenlooper's spending plan has been adjusted because the state knows more about taxes than it did in November, when Hickenlooper made his formal budget request.

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