Residents of four Colorado towns will vote on fracking bans Tuesday. Oil and gas production is growing in the western states, and what happens in Colorado is being closely watched in other shale-rich states.
Colorado flooding has submerged the state's fracking sites underwater. At least one pipeline has already been confirmed to be broken and leaking, and as the Colorado flooding subsides, it is only expected that more broken infrastructure and leaks will begin to surface.
Some scientists and citizens want firms that extract natural gas to reveal what chemicals they’re using.
Local officials will showcase at the Democratic convention a city transformed – just as they did a hundred years ago.