What is fracking and how can I learn more?

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has been used by the oil and gas industry since the 1940s. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, managed by the State of Colorado, is a great resource for detailed information about fracking, why it’s done, how it’s regulated and more. Visit the following links to learn more: Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing

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1. What is fracking and how can I learn more?
2. Can Arapahoe County prohibit drilling or fracking within the County?
3. Can the County control what is used in fracking fluid?
4. Who issues oil and gas exploration permits?
5. I was approached by an oil and gas company to buy or lease land/mineral rights. Now what?
6. How do I know if I own the mineral rights on my land?
7. Are there any public documents I could obtain that relate to my property?
8. Where can I get more information?
9. What is that thing that big flame I see?
10. What's the difference between state and local control/regulations?
11. How do I comment on active well permit applications?
12. How do I address concerns about well water quality?
13. Can a horizontal well go under my neighborhood?
14. What is a setback?
15. Domestic Water Well Levels