24 Feb Ballot Initiative Launched for Local Control over Fracking
Feb. 24, 2014 –
Yesterday, Colorado took an important first step in cracking down on air emissions from oil and gas operations, becoming the first state to regulate methane emissions and limiting other harmful chemicals.
But, the breakneck pace of development, which could bring nearly 50,000 more wells to the state in the coming decades, requires much more to be done. Oil and gas companies can still withhold “trade secret” chemicals from disclosure, compete with farmers and ranchers for water, and put wells too close to homes and schools.
That’s why a group called Local Control Colorado is pushing for a ballot initiative to allow local communities across Colorado to regulate fracking without the fear of being sued by the industry or the state government.
We’re joining with our friends across the state to support this initiative, which gives local governments the ability to regulate oil and gas like they can regulate any other industry. Please, pledge to support the state ballot measure to give communities the right to local control over fracking.