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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Sam Schabacker
The four local anti-fracking initiatives approved last week by voters in Colorado and Ohio should have roughly the same impact as outlawing surfing in Denver or cliff-diving in Cleveland.
The environmental disaster forecast by anti-fracking activists after last month's epic Colorado flooding didn't quite materialize.
Even so, Sam Schabacker, Mountain West Region director for Food & Water Watch, said the ballot wins prove that "[v]oters understand that fracking is inherently dangerous and imperils the future of our beautiful state."
"Coloradans have sent a strong simple message in this election: they do not want fracking in their communities," said Mr. Schabacker in a statement. "It's something that Governor [John] Hickenlooper should especially take notice of as we head towards 2014, and that all of our state and federal representatives should pay attention to."