One of the Fractured Fairy Tales told by New York frack shills is that towns in other states don’t have fracking moratoriums. Not so. Or that towns in other states don’t ban fracking. Nope. Guess again.
Karen has another town to add to her map – this time in Colorado. Where Ft. Colins has moved to ban fracking. The town took a hard look at what the frackers wanted to do and they said “Take a hike.” Best quote: Hunter Harms, demonstrating a certain mastery of understatement: “In my eyes, the oil companies brought this on themselves.” Which is how this is playing out in New York State – the frackers are their own worst enemies. Probably because they’re frackers. . . (?)
In Colorado, the frackers even resorted to a fake pro-fracking “petition”, with fake signatures. Who wants this kind of fracking nonsense in their town ?
Protect your loved ones, your water and your property values. Ban fracking. Is your town ready to pass the Fracking Municipal IQ Test ? If not, you might want to look into getting a new town board. Before you have to get a new town. . .
Fort Collins council backs ban on fracking
With a 5-2 vote, council members prohibit oil and gas exploration activity within city limits.
In the face of a flood of public support, the Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday took a step toward banning fracking within city limits. The council voted 5-2 to give initial approval to an ordinance that would prohibit all gas and oil exploration activity in the city including hydraulic fracturing, a commonly used technique to increase oil and gas production from wells. The council also passed a resolution stating its support for the city of Longmont in its legal fight with the state over its efforts to regulate gas and oil activity within its city limits. The state through the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has authority over the industry.
Councilmembers Gerry Horak said the city should have local control over land-use decisions in its jurisdiction. And the state may not necessarily sue over the ban as many predict, he said. “I have no earthly idea how the state would be damaged by this,” he said.
The sometimes emotional public comment on the proposal lasted about an hour and 40 minutes with about 60 speakers and a standing-room-only crowd looking on. Rico Moore, a leader in the move to ban fracking, said the city should act to protect the health of its residents. It also should protect city-owned natural areas outside of city limits that are “very dear” to residents. “Those we love, the air we breathe, the water we need to survive … that is more important than anything,” he said.
Several speakers made reference to last week’s spill of about 84,000 gallons of fracking flowback water at a well near Windsor. The fluid flowed for 30 hours before crews shut it off. Christina Cafaro said the city needs to act to protect the public against air and water pollution.
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