Endorsement: No on 300: Reject Longmont fracking ban

We can think of at least four major reasons why Longmont voters should reject Question 300, a ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.



Manufacturing's Keystone: Skilled Labor

This Philadelphia Daily News commentary deals specifically with the impact of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy -- but is pertinent to how natural-gas production in the U.S. is boosting the American economy and creating jobs. It also discusses a secondary -- and perhaps longer-lasting -- impact of natural-gas production in America: the potential for a substantial increase in base manufacturing activity.



Benefits and opportunities in oil and gas

U.S. oil and natural gas production is higher today than it has been for many years, providing a big boost to the economy at a time of sluggish job and income growth.



Why Moratoriums on Hydraulic Fracturing?

There are currently debates in a number of localities throughout Colorado over moratoriums or additional regulations on on oil and gas development, specifically in regards to hydraulic fracturing.