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Fracking Bans, If Approved, Would Be Costly For Colorado Residents

David Persons
Greeley Tribune

July 21, 2013

LOVELAND — Oil and gas officials say proposed bans or moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing could prove very costly for Colorado if municipalities take that action. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the technology in oil and gas drilling that involves injecting mixtures of water, sand and chemicals into deep formations under high pressure to free up trapped oil and gas deposits. Almost all of the currents wells being drilled in Colorado involve horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, they say.

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