COLORADO RISING DEMANDS MORATORIUM AT CAPITOL ON OPENING DAY OF THE LEGISLATURE

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Contacts: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com

***PRESS RELEASE***

COLORADO RISING DEMANDS MORATORIUM AT CAPITOL ON OPENING DAY OF THE LEGISLATURE

DENVER – Colorado Rising, the group behind the Prop 112 effort, completed its first direct action of 2019 today. Coloradans gathered at the State Capitol from 7:30-8:30 am on Friday, January 4th, the Opening Day of the legislative session, to demand a moratorium on new drilling until a state-sponsored health assessment of existing data is completed and new rule-making based on its findings are enacted.

“Prop 112 garnered over 1.1 million votes from Coloradans despite being opposed by a $40 million propaganda campaign, proving Coloradans are concerned about the impacts of oil and gas extraction on our communities. With over 6,000 drilling permits pending at the state level, about three times the number this time last year, it is simply good policy to enact a moratorium to allow time for science-based rule-making to be made. Additionally, the Appeals Court decision on the Martinez case is standing state law, and to allow for this onslaught of permits to go unchecked is a violation of that ruling.” said Anne Lee Foster of Colorado Rising.

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Colorado Rising is powering the grassroots movement to protect public health & safety from dangerous oil & gas operations.

To learn more, please go to www.corising.org

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