Loveland, CO citizens filed a suit against the town in the Larimer County District Court on September 30, asking the court to require the city council to place a fracking moratorium measure on the November 5 ballot. The council voted 5-4 on September 3 to take no action on the proposed moratorium, therefore not making the ordinance a referendum. The group of citizens, Protect Our Loveland, had previously circulated a petition for a referendum and collected the required amount of signatures. A protest was filed, but an August 22 hearing rejected the protestors’ argument.