Fracking and Property Values in Colorado


[Grand Junction Sentinel]  There is no evidence that the practice of hydraulic fracturing negatively or positively impacted home values in several Colorado counties last year, according to a national website that tracks ballot measures nationwide.

A recently released study by that included Garfield and Routt counties also revealed that there was no evidence that homes with private water wells had any positive or negative impacts from drilling activities.

Overall, the website concluded in a study of seven Colorado counties that are the most active when it comes to the use of hydraulic fracturing — the practice of injecting water and chemicals into the ground to help free oil and natural gas deposits — had no discernible impact on home values or sales…

The website conducted the survey because of several proposed ballot measures in the state, some of which would require long setback rules and others that would ban the practice of fracking altogether…


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