Colorado County adopts regulations that amount to oil drilling ban

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A Denver-area county adopted new oil and gas regulations this week that create a 2,000 feet drilling setback from homes, schools and parks.

The move by the Adams County Board of Commissioners in essence is a ban on new drilling at the east edge of the city of Denver. The 3-1 vote also resulted in Adams County becoming the first county in Colorado to revise its policies since new statewide regulations took effect in January reported the Colorado Sun.

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