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.
Colorado coalitions submitted letters to Governor Hickenlooper last week demanding halt to oil and gas permitting process at Oct. 29th Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearing, citing concerns that the COGCC is increasingly approving oil and gas permits closer to schools, neighborhoods despite forthcoming Martinez v. COGCC Colorado Supreme Court ruling and vote on Proposition 112.
It has been an amazing week for Prop 112! With an awesome fundraiser last weekend and Bill McKibben coming to Colorado to support our efforts including a livestream last Saturday – and a record numbers of canvassers in the offices — the campaign has gained some serious momentum! With the election just 12 days away, we want to pull out all the stops and have as many one-on-one conversations with Colorado voters as we can. Many voters are still undecided about Proposition 112 and need to hear from us.