Correction: Fracking Bans story


DENVER (AP) — In a story Nov. 13 about a rally supporting state regulation of hydraulic fracturing, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the rally was staged by the cities of Aurora, Commerce City, Denver, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Louisville. The rally was held by business leaders.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Colorado oil and gas supporters fight local regulations

Colorado oil and gas supporters fighting proposals to ban drilling in city limits

DENVER (AP) — Colorado business groups rallied against a ban approved by Longmont voters banning hydraulic fracturing in their city.

Leaders of chambers of commerce from the Denver area were among about 200 hundred people who gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to show their support for the oil and gas industry. They say energy can be developed responsibly and help the Colorado economy.

Longmont voters approved the ban in last week's election.

The Denver Post reports that residents in Aurora, Commerce City, Denver, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Louisville are working to introduce similar bans in their communities.

Colorado Oil and Gas Association officials say that Longmont's ban ignores community needs for oil and gas products, including electricity, commerce and transportation.

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