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  • F*ck you people, trying to practice direct democracy on a local level. Don't you have any shame?! There are old money white guys trying to profit at your expenses here, so get ready to bend over and take it in the water table.
  • FTFA: But Toor said Longmont's ban is unlikely to be upheld in court. He said that under current state law, and based on prior court decisions, a Boulder County ban on fracking outside the county's cities and towns probably also would not be upheld.

    Despite many residents' demands that Boulder County impose such a prohibition on the process of injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals to free up underground oil and gas deposits, Toor said he believes that "we simply do not have that legal option.


    So why hold a vote?
  • real_headhoncho: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x250]

    Ban "fracking?"


    I approve of this reference to the REAL Battlestar Galactica.
  • Next you dumb bastards will start thinking you have "rights"

    /when the fossil fuel industry buys someone or something, it STAYS bought
  • Bontesla: FTFA: But Toor said Longmont's ban is unlikely to be upheld in court. He said that under current state law, and based on prior court decisions, a Boulder County ban on fracking outside the county's cities and towns probably also would not be upheld.

    Despite many residents' demands that Boulder County impose such a prohibition on the process of injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals to free up underground oil and gas deposits, Toor said he believes that "we simply do not have that legal option.

    So why hold a vote?


    Because it was a referendum. If it got enough petition signatures it was probably required by the town charter.
  • was this headline submitted by a meme generator?
  • Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.
  • nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.


    Money buys judges.
  • nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.


    From what little I could gather, company agreements with the state trump county bans.
  • Lsherm: nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.

    From what little I could gather, company agreements with the state trump county bans.


    Thanks, all I could find was that the county "doesn't have the legal authority" but I have no idea what that means.
  • nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.


    bribe money, or splitting political hairs over how the voter initiative was written.
  • Secede already you damn county-rightsers.
  • Sid_6.7: F*ck you people, trying to practice direct democracy on a local level. Don't you have any shame?! There are old money white guys trying to profit at your expenses here, so get ready to bend over and take it in the water table.


    Derp, derp, derp, screw the state law also passed in a democratic process, amirite bub?
  • GAT_00: nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.

    Money buys judges.


    I forgot that you have a GED in law as well.
  • Heh, this surprises you? "Let's have a vote to legalize gay marriage! Ooops.. voters said 'No', guess we'll have another election since they must have made a mistake!" GOTO 10
  • Step 1: Legalize marijuana
    Step 2: Make bong water flammable
  • Bah. My perpetual motion machine will make oil obsolete! I look down my nose at you, Ludwig Boltzmann!
  • as a resident of boulder county who is OK with hydraulic fracturing, i just want to say this:

    it's about god damn time boulderites learned that they don't control the whole world.

    /they should also learn that bicyclists need to practice defensive riding
    //and that even though pot is legal here it's still too expensive
    ///and that nobody thinks you're cool because you're vegan
    ///slashies
  • GAT_00: nmrsnr: Can somebody explain why/how the ban would be overturned by the courts? The article does a terrible job explaining on what grounds the ban could be challenged.

    Money buys judges.


    Don't even have to buy the judges. Much of our extraction-industry law was written in the 1800s, when we valued minerals over the environment by a much larger margin.

    Attempts to bring even lease rates into the 20th century are, of course, labelled as communism... 

    Enjoy the new taste of your drinking water.
  • GAT_00: Money buys judges.


    money buys whatever they want
  • Lol "democracy". Welcome to the world, folks. Choose party A or party B, it makes no real difference, we own them both.
  • Maybe we could just, y'know, remoke the fracking exemptions to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, etc?
  • That would totally suck. I feel for a liberal community like Boulder who would totally understand why fracking is a bunch of bullshiat that shouldn't be happening.
  • Bonanza Jellybean: remoke


    This should be an actual word.
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