HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: Colo. judge upholds local ballot ban on fracking Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 The November vote that banned hydraulic fracturing in Broomfield, Colo., for five years stands, a judge has ruled. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.