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Stop the preemption of local control over oil and gas

    1. Petition by

      Helga Nordisk

      Elbert County, CO

The Colorado Senate has proposed SB088 wherein they propose to preempt all local County control to regulate the oil and gas industry. This means that the COGCC alone will be in charge of all oil and gas operations.  Without local control, their are no protections for the citizens that are affected by oil and gas. This means that control over the setback distances, drilling spacing units, storage/disposal of carcinogenic waste water, the depletion of underground water supplies, the contamination of underground water supplies, the flaring of carcinogenic gas from wells, the traffic as well as the general impact on human and animal health, property values and quality of life will reside only in the hands of the State bureaucrats. The COGCC does not have a mission to protect landowners and residents.
Urge your state legislators to reject SB088 and replace it with a bill that grants local authority the power to regulate over the COGCC.

Please reject this bill and replace it with a proactive bill that gives alll surface property control to the Counties. 

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    1. Decision-maker Senate Local Government Committee responds:

      Senate Local Government Committee

      Thank you for your participation in the legislative process. I understand your concerns and I voted against SB12-088 when it came before me in the Senate Local Government Committee.
      Sincerely,
      Senator Irene Aguilar, M.D.


    2. Decision-maker Senate Local Government Committee responds:

      Senate Local Government Committee

      Thank you for your participation in the legislative process.

      Energy is a vital piece of our State's economy and should be regulated responsibly. I understand your concerns and will vote against SB12-088 when it comes before me today i...


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    • Kathryn Alexander BOULDER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I values two things - my life and nature. Fracking ruins them both!

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    • joyce petersen EVERGREEN, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      health risks; town moratoriums are good for delays (this legislation would end those), because there is increasing concern and studies coming out about the current effects. Each frack takes 5 million gallons of water (along with the poisonous chemicals), and each well can be fracked up to 32 times. The math shows the insanity, since we live in an area with insufficient water already. And the water used is killed forever, cannot be reused or recycled, but remains a permanent contaminant wherever it happens to go

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    • Regina Richards BOULDER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Only the residents of a County have the right , and the responsibility, to make decisions for their community, *especially* decisions that affect health and wellbeing. Why are Americans being used as guinea pigs for new technologies? Perhaps we need to lessen our need for electricity, gas and oil. That would be a small sacrifice compared to what our legislators are trying to force upon us - in the name of "progress."

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    • Chuck Downey REDSTONE, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am asking our elected officials to think of the health of the people they represent, and the environment they are charged to protect. Do not allow your self to be influenced by the big money of the oil and gas industry.

      Chuck Downey

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    • Angie Layton LOUISVILLE, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Anything we can do to protect our local quality of life is a good thing

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