Public Hearing on Boulder County Fracking Moratorium: March 1st, 4pm

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on March 1 to consider terminating, renewing or otherwise amending the temporary moratorium that has been placed on Boulder County’s processing of applications for oil and gas development in the unincorporated county.

As part of this proceeding the commissioners will consider the need for staff to continue evaluating, drafting and processing appropriate amendments to the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code governing future oil and gas development.

*What*:  Public hearing on oil and gas development in unincorporated Boulder County
*When*:  Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m.
*Where*: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, third floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder

Residents and other interested parties will then have time to comment (three-minute limit per individual speaker). Comments may be also submitted to commissioners@bouldercounty.org.

On Feb. 2 the commissioners approved a temporary moratorium on the processing of the required development plans for local oil and gas permits under the county Land Use Code (Resolution 2012-16<http://www.bouldercounty.org/apps/newsroom/articlefiles/2986-Resolution%202012-16.pdf>) and released a statement<http://www.bouldercounty.org/apps/newsroom/templates/bc.aspx?articleid=2986&zoneid=1>detailing their concerns about the potential for significantly expanded oil and gas drilling within the county.

Visit http://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/landuse/pages/oilgas.aspx for more information.

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