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Boulder County Commissioner Hearing on Fracking


Fracking site close to Platteville, Colorado by Senator Mark Udall on Flickr

We need your help!

1) Boulder County Commissioner hearing on fracking

Boulder County has a moratorium on processing permits for oil & gas activity, and a public hearing is planned for Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at the Boulder County Courthouse. Sign up at 3:30 p.m. To check for any changes, go to .

Please plan to testify.

Please pass the word.

2) Preparing testimony – working meeting

7 pm, Thursday, Feb 23, Unity Church, Valmont & Folsom, Boulder

In the interest of covering all aspects of this complex issue, minimizing overlap, minimizing the glazing over of commissioners’ eyes, we will meet to prepare and organize testimony. We need speakers, researchers, and bodies to lend their names so we can pool time for the speakers.

Testimony topics include :

speaking to the threats: air, water, soil, health, economy (jobs, mortgages, local revenues, local costs, surface-owners’ rights), quality of life, etc.

speaking to the futility of regulation

speaking about personal experiences (next door or on your own property)

Please pick a topic of interest to you and REPLY : . Nancy Hall will send resource materials to you to help you get started.

3) Not-to-be-missed opportunities to hear and ask questions of:

Phil Doe (Be the Change, retired from Bureau of Reclamation),

Wes Wilson (EPA whistleblower, seen in Gasland, the movie),

Shane Davis (Poudre Valley Sierra Club, scientist, researcher extraordinaire re: local spills from o & g)

Fri, February 24, 7:30 PM, Boulder Democrats HQ, 1725 B Walnut St., Boulder See for calendar.

Sun, February 26, 2:00-3:30 PM, Trail Ridge Middle School Auditorium, Longmont See for details.

Please pass the word! Great opportunity to learn about fracking.

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