Denver Post; March 26, 2014 By Mark Jaffe

A statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing would cost Colorado 68,000 jobs and $8 billion in economic activity over five years, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

The economic modeling study by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business describes job losses rippling into sectors as disparate as health care and farming.

The analysis was conducted on behalf of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a free-enterprise think tank in Highlands Ranch…

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