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Longmont Letter Was About Municipal Control

September 19, 2012
Carbondale trustees recently sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper asking that he withdraw a state lawsuit filed against the front-range city of Longmont. That town's city council passed rules in July that banned oil and gas drilling in residential areas within the town's jurisdiction. Later that month, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commision sued Longmont for allegedly making rules that trespassed into the realm of state control.

The letter asking that the lawsuit be withdrawn was sent by several Colorado municipalities and after discussion at last week's regular meeting, Carbondale mayor Stacey Bernot signed and sent the letter as well.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Bernot following last night's trustee work session to find out why what's happening in Longmont is relevant to Carbondale.
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