When Clinton gave a speech in October lauding the nation's oil and gas boom, she was condemned by New Yorkers Against Fracking for her "backward, 20th-century belief" that fossil fuel extraction is good for America. In Colorado, Democratic governor John Hickenlooper supports fracking but has tried to contain a growing local backlash with robust regulation of natural-gas drilling. His reward: Voters in four towns rebelled this fall, passing bans or moratoriums. Colorado is now in the awkward position of suing a fifth town, Longmont, which passed the state's first ban last year, in order to protect the state's legal authority. Its litigation partner: the oil and gas industry.
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