Oil co. Anadarko lobbies against bills requiring information being available to the public while saying that they care for threatened homeowners. They spent $ 7 million lobbying for secrecy and to stop regulations. They hired the former senator, former Secy of the Interior, and former and current corporate atty. Salazar to grease the wheels of government. .:http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/the-political-influence-of-anadarko-colorados-largest-energy-company/441989412
Leaders in the anti-fracking movement are speaking, after the 4-27-17 pipeline explosion that killed 2 people.
Front Range Community College Longmont Campus 2121 Miller Dr. Classroom Bldg. Door C-4 Community Rm.
– Dr. Anthony Ingraffea - Professor of Engineering at Cornell University and globally recognized expert on the mechanics of shale gas and oil development. Speaking on the technical dangers of fracking.
10:30 AM – Dr. Lisa McKenzie - Assistant Research Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, University of CO – Speaking on the latest studies related to health implications of fracking on public health.
11:45 AM – Lunch – The City of Longmont Staff Members to answer citizens’ questions concerning fracking in Longmont.
12:45 PM – Josh Joshwick - Former LaPlata County Commissioner - Community Organizer for the Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) – Speaking on pipeline infrastructure and the dangers that it poses for communities.
2:00 PM – Dan Leftwich-- Renowned Attorney – Speaking on the legal status of fracking in Colorado and considerations moving forward.
Folks are protesting pipelines in South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana. http://www.ecowatch.com/next-steps-dakota-access-pipeline-2318112920.html . Solutions: march, get involved in politics, support local sustainable food, and divest from banks that invest in pipelines. Here is info on divesting: http://www.defunddapl.org/
Folks are protesting pipelines in South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, and Lousiana. http://www.ecowatch.com/next-steps-dakota-access-pipeline-2318112920.html . Solutions: march, get involved in politics, support local sustainable food, and divest from banks that invest in pipelines. Here is info on divesting: http://www.defunddapl.org/
President Obama protected Utah canyonlands by designating the new Bear Ears National Monument. Native Americans have gathered medicinal plants, firewood, and carried out ceremonies there. Native Americans will be involved in managing this area. The area will be protected from oil and gas drilling and development. Please call your federal senators and representative, telling them not to repeal this and other national monuments, such as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Great article by Arnaud Dumont: article .