Weekly News Brief: Hickenlooper and Boulder County Commissioners Clash Over Frack BanNovember 23, 2012
Just a couple weeks ago, the voters of Longmont, Colorado approved a ban on Hydraulic Fracturing within their town limits defying a state lawsuit filed against the city earlier this year. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Jim Pullen producer with Rocky Mountain Community Radio station KGNU Boulder who earlier this week attended a meeting between Governor Hickenlooper and Boulder county commissioners.
"In a way, Longmont's fracking ban is in a position similar to Colorado's ballot measure legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Both are lessons in the promise and peril of populism: both initiatives sailed through on Election Day despite opposition from the authorities, and both now face legal scrutiny and fights at all levels of government..."