People, places, and perceptions: complexity in citizen responses to hydraulic fracturing in northern Colorado
Between June of 2012 and November of 2013, five Northern Colorado communities passed citizen-initiated ballot measures limiting hydraulic fracturing. Though overtly this was about protecting health and safety, much of the opposition stemmed from the perception of a broken relationship between communities, governments, and corporations. This research constructs a case study of local opposition to hydraulic fracturing in Northern Colorado using a combination of in-depth interviews, surveys, participant observation, and document review. Through tracing convergences and divergences in organizational ...
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