There is a global movement of divestment from fossil fuels and investment in green energy occurring called the Go Fossil Free/Divest-Invest movement that has already garnered the commitment of 1,000+ institutions totaling over $8B of investments. PERA should join this movement, not only to be on the “right side of history” environmentally speaking, but also to ensure it fulfills its sole purpose: to maintain its assets in the present and in the future to fund the retirement of its members.
There are about 7000 different languages in the world, and each has its own unique features that to users of another language may seem highly exotic, like the oft-told story that the Inuit have dozens of different words for ‘snow’. This infinite variability makes working with languages very interesting.
In spite of a pending lawsuit by Boulder County, Crestone Peak Resources is asking the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) for permits to build fracking wells near Erie, on land that abuts the Panama Reservoir and its wildlife habitat. The COGCC is accepting comments on these permit applications, and we have until December 6th to tell them to reject these dangerous proposals. Take action today by contacting the COGCC.
Please join us in calling on Governor-Elect Jared Polis to take meaningful action to protect Colorado communities from fracking and to address climate change through a just and equitable transition to renewable energy.
While Prop 112 did not pass, over one million Coloradans voted for safer setbacks from drilling and fracking. Regardless of the outcome, each step, each moment, each vote, strengthens our movement, and we are not giving up.
A lot happened in this 2018 midterm election across the nation, including a heap of bad news – including bad news about Colorado’s Proposition 112, which would have expanded health and safety setbacks from industrial oil and gas operations. As the dust settles, however, we will start to notice how different the political landscape is oriented.