The more we resist the lure of so-called economic benefits and statewide pressure to extract oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing, the better off we will be.
Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont’s “Public Health, Safety and Wellness Act” is not the same as the city’s regulations and the state lawsuit that followed.
Have you heard and seen enough in the past few months to be worried about the impacts of fracking and to question its appropriateness in this place, our city? Your answer to this question determines next steps.
Longmont City Council and staff have taken a narrow perspective on the issues of drilling and fracking. They should follow the lead of Boulder County and present all of the public issues facing the city and its residents.
Last Sunday’s educational event at Trail Ridge Middle School was wildly successful by any measure. Nearly 300 people filled the cafeteria meeting room to hear experts and local residents explain what hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is and how it might affect Longmont unless something is done to slow down the momentum. Scott Rochat reported some of…