Posted by Thornton Law Firm LLP on Aug 7, 2014 5:39:00 PM Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and State Representative Jared Polis have reached an agreement to keep two measures to regulate fracking off the November ballot. Under the deal, Rep. Polis agreed to withdraw his support for the two ballot questions. In exchange, Gov. Hickenlooper will… Read More


Posted by David C. Strouss on Apr 23, 2014 4:22:00 PM On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 a jury returned a $2,925,000 verdict for a Texas family who suffered health problems and property damage from fracking wells near their property. It is reportedly the first time a fracking company has ever been held responsible for health… Read More


A new study of children born near fracking operations in populated areas of Colorado has found that natural gas development within a 10-mile radius of the residences of pregnant women is positively associated with having a child with a congenital heart defect, and possibly associated with having a child born with a neural tube birth defect.… Read More


Yesterday, voters in several Colorado and Ohio cities and towns voted on a series of fracking bans and restrictions. Voters in Colorado municipalities Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, and Lafayette decided whether to pass restrictions on “fracking” in those communities. Residents in Boulder and Fort Collins approved five-year fracking moratoriums. At last count, the Broomfield vote was nearly tied, and only 13 votes separated the two sides. Lafayette’s measure, one that bans fracking completely, also passed.… Read More