How Can You Take Action?
Send a letter to the Colorado State Land Board now, urging them to take leadership toward Colorado’s clean energy future. It is time to stop jeopardizing the health and safety of the environment and our communities, and to properly protect Colorado’s public lands for generations to come.
At 350 Colorado we’re working to keep fossil fuels in the ground, as well as to promote opportunities to transition to 100% renewable energy sources. The Colorado State Land Board is tasked with optimizing preservation and not maximizing revenue, while also prioritizing stewardship of public trust lands. However, 80% of the land board’s revenue is derived from fracking and oil and gas lease sales. Problems include lack of inspectors and adequate inspections on fracking operations, the issue of plugged and abandoned wells, and a need to re-envision the State Land Board mandate in order to move to a carbon-free future.
2019 is a strategic planning year for the Land Board and public input and attention has thus far been scant. That’s why in 2019 we are calling on the Colorado State Land Board for a new mandate to move toward a carbon free future. We believe the Colorado State Land Board needs to take leadership toward Colorado’s clean energy future.