Contact Us

Emergency Fracking Ban In Loveland, Fort Collins May Do The Same


According to the Coloradoan, new oil and gas drilling and fracking are now temporarily banned in the city of Loveland and may soon be temporarily banned  in Fort Collins as well.

The Loveland City Council Tuesday night passed an emergency nine-month moratorium on new oil and gas operations within city limits as a “time out” allowing the city to update its zoning code and to develop a regulatory process for energy development in the city. The moratorium passed 6-3 after two hours of debate and public comment.

The entire fracking process is the root of debate right now, with people wanting to know more about health risks and the long-term environmental impact.

If you’re asking, “what is fracking?” Here is a website that goes over the basics for you (Or check out the video below).

I for one think these moratoriums are good ideas. The cities are not saying they will not ever allow fracking again or that fracking is ‘good’ or ‘evil’. It seems like they just want to to a little more research and create proper guidelines to keep residents safe and happy. (And to keep energy companies from putting up drilling rigs visible from every window in town.)

I’m sure it’s a pain for the drilling companies, but hey as most dads have said at one time or another, “Are you gonna do it? Or are you gonna do it right?”

Subscribe to 99.9 The Point on


Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Point Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Point Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.