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Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Longmont, Colorado

A Colorado court struck down a city's ban on hydraulic fracturing. In 2012, voters passed an amendment to the city charter that bans fracking and the storage and disposal of fracking waste within city limits. The oil and gas industry...

Colorado Mining Ass'n v. Board of County Comm'rs of Summit County

The Colorado Supreme Court held that the state Mined Land Reclamation Act impliedly preempts a county's ban on the use of toxic or acidic chemicals, such as cyanide, for mineral processing in vat or heap leach operations for all zoning...

SK Fin. SA v. LaPlata County

The court holds that federal and state inverse condemnation claims and a state-law vested rights claim made by the owner of numerous lots in a subdivision in LaPlata County, Colorado, based on the county's denial of a land use permit,...