Northeastern Colorado is fast becoming the sight of one of the country’s next big oil booms. New technologies for hydraulic fracturing are now allowing companies to get a piece of the Niobrara Shale. Previously deemed too expensive to drill, the formation extends from beneath Denver all the way to western Nebraska and is thought to hold more than a billion barrels of oil. The only trouble is, much of the land atop it is home to one of the country’s fastest growing regions. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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