FULL INTERVIEW: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper On Debate Over Local Control Of Fracking



Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)


Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)gov

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper continues his attempts to craft a compromise in the hotly-debated issue over giving local governments some control over oil and gas drilling.

New technologies like fracking have brought drilling closer to populated areas in the state, even within the boundaries of some communities, such as Greeley. This encroachment has led to concerns over noise, pollution, and even explosive dangers as many residents consider measures to curtail drilling or ban it all together. Industry officials argue that ownership of the mineral rights makes drilling constitutionally guaranteed..

In this interview, Hickenlooper speaks with Inside Energy Reporter Dan Boyce about this ongoing dispute and his thoughts on convening a special session of the state legislature to head off potential ballot measures to ban fracking.