Water shortage pits farmers, drillers against each other

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Just west of I-25, along Highway 119, about 50 protestors lined up outside Encana Oil and Gas in Longmont. 

Organizers say it was a surprise protest by concerned citizens and farmers about water. The protest lasted about two hours. 

Encana is a leading North American energy producer that uses fracking, a process which uses water to extract petroleum and natural gas.

“I lived in Firestone for two years,” says Shane Davis, one of the protestors.  “I’m done being a victim of their heavy industry.”

Several calls to Encana and the Colorado Oil & Gas Association were not immediately returned.   

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