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Big oil probably hopes this environmental victory gets lost in the flurry of election results from yesterday. From

Residents of large and small communities across the northern Front Range area of Colorado voted Tuesday to halt fracking in their backyards.

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.

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 07:53 PM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, Gulf Watchers Group, Colorado COmmunity, and Climate Hawks.

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