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A worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature, at the site of a natural gas hydraulic fracturing and extraction operation in western Colorado. Tisha Schuller, president of the Oil and Gas Association in Colorado, said, "Boulder and Lafayette were nothing more than symbolic votes. Lafayette's last new well permit was in the early 1990s and Boulder's last oil and gas well was plugged in 1999." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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