Of the five Colorado cities and towns to ban fracking, the lawsuit against Longmont is the first decision to come down. But there is room for the city to appeal the decision, and local environmental groups have vowed that they will do so.
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Being dependent on the ocean is nothing new for Duindorp, a small town near the Hague in the Netherlands. Fishing has declined in recent years, but a new era of reliance on the ocean as a renewable source of heat has begun.