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The World is Watching: Municipalization & Energy Democracy

For the past three months, Dutch graduate student Mara de Pater, has researched energy democracy in Boulder as part of Environmental Sciences and Anthropology studies. The research, aimed at understanding how the Boulder community gives meaning to the concept of energy democracy, focused on the community’s strong values and beliefs and how the city took on the challenge of exploring municipalization.

Mara will present findings from dozens of interviews, community meetings, and focus groups at the Main Branch Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Avenue, in the Boulder Creek Room) at 7:00 p.m. next Monday, April 23rd. Her presentation is open to the public, so join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening, and bring a friend!

Where: Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO 80302

Boulder Creek Room

When: Monday, April 23rd 2018 7:00-8:30 PM

See you there!

Say Enough to Fracking

Say Enough! to Fracking

5 pm
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Weld County Administration Building,
1150 O St., Greeley, CO

It’s time that we say, “Enough!” to fracking!

Join Coloradans Against Fracking (CAF) in action at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission  (COGCC) hearing in Greeley, where CAF representatives will issue a declaration to the COGCC that will also be sent to Governor Hickenlooper.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (Colorado’s regulatory commission on oil and gas development) is meeting with representatives from local governments to discuss the implementation of two recommendations from the Governor’s Oil and GasTask Force. These recommendations will become regulations that are both dismissive and dangerous to our communities and our state.

#17 defines the size of well pads within our communities. #20 allows oil and gas to dictate where within our cities they plan to drill in the future, so that space would be held and available for them to drill. Neither give local governments or citizens any protection from extreme energy production. Both serve the industry, not the citizens with whom they are charged with protecting.