Faced With Failure, Anti-Fracking Activists Bring Their Extreme Rhetoric Back to Boulder, Colo.

By Aileen Yeung After facing statewide defeat last year, the usual “ban fracking” suspects have had to retreat all the way to Boulder, Colo., where they demanded a ban on oil and natural gas development at a county commissioners’ hearing on Tuesday, recycled the same flawed talking points they have used exhaustively in the past, upped the extreme rhetoric and antics – and still face an uphill battle to ban oil and natural gas development even in a place characterized as “[u]ndoubtedly … the bluest of the blue in Colorado.”

A sign left outside the Boulder County Commissioners’ hearing on oil and natural gas

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