Breaking update: Governor Hickenlooper cut a secret deal with the oil and gas industry to take away your right to protect your family and future from fracking. After months of closed door negotiations, Governor Hickenlooper, Congressman Polis and the oil and gas industry announced last Friday that they had made a deal to address fracking. But one key piece of the legislation would take away the ability for a Colorado community to ban or place a moratorium on fracking. They want to pass this measure in a special session of the Colorado Legislature in the next few days.
Tell your legislators to oppose this backroom deal! Find the names and contact info of your state senator and state representative here.
Please tell them that you do not want this “backroom deal”, where Gov. Fracken blooper and the oil and gas companies are trying to preempt the votes of the citizens.
Also, please tell Rep. Polis that you want him to stop this deal of a special session of the legislature. Tell him to allow the past votes to stand and sign the petition to get initiative 75 for local control onto the ballot.
Please oppose the Hickenlooper fracking deal. It will take away the hard won victories – the moratoriums and bans on fracking in Fort Collins, Boulder, Lafayette, and Broomfield. These bans and moratoriums allow us time to find out the results of health and scientific studies. Then we can make an informed choice, instead of letting the powerful and greedy oil and gas industry to grab profits before we know for sure whether they are harming our health, the water, and our future.
Posted on June 12, 2014