Big oil probably hopes this environmental victory gets lost in the flurry of election results from yesterday. From earthjustice.org:
Residents of large and small communities across the northern Front Range area of Colorado voted Tuesday to halt fracking in their backyards.http://earthjustice.org/...
These defeats for the oil and gas industry came after a campaign in which the industry outspent supporters of the measures by a 30–1 margin.
Two cities, Boulder and Fort Collins, passed 5-year moratoriums while another, Lafayette, adopted an outright ban on fracking. As of early today, the vote on a third moratorium in Broomfield was too close to call. The votes in these four communities follow similar efforts last year in Longmont, which passed a ban on fracking as well as tough new regulations on drilling.
As you can see, it's not just Boulder. It's also Fort Collins, Lafayette, and possibly a fourth city. The imbalance in spending is proof that no amount of money can make fracking a winner.