HELP PREVENT 164 NEW FRACKING WELLS IN AURORA
URGENT CALL TO ACTION:
The Civitas Resources oil and gas company is proposing a drilling project in unincorporated Arapahoe county, known as the Lowry Ranch Comprehensive Area Plan. This plan would drill 164 wells on 12 new and existing well pads. If approved, this project will entail drilling pads as close as 2,000 feet from local residences and roughly 1,400 feet from the shorelines of the Aurora Reservoir. Here’s how you can help prevent this dangerous project:
ACTION #2: Give comment at the March 28th County Commissioner Meeting in support of the O&G moratorium: on March 28, the Arapahoe County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to approve or deny a moratorium of up to six months on accepting any applications for new oil and gas facilities. The moratorium would pause any new submittals and allow the County time to develop amendments to further protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment. Come give public comment to urge the commissioners to vote YES on the moratorium! Here are some talking points/comments to help in preparing your public comment: HERE
- Date: Tuesday, March 28th
- Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
- Location: Arapahoe County Admin Bldg. (East Room), 5334 S Prince St. Littleton. (MAP)
If you can not attend in person, please send your comments via email: HERE
ACTION #3: Sign a petition for your Metro District and participate in your HOA / Metro Distric Meetings to voice your questions and concerns about the Lowry Ranch CAP: (let us know here if your metro district is missing)
- Blackstone – Sign the Blackstone Petition
- Southshore – Sign the Southshore Petition
- Tallyn’s Reach – Sign the Tallyn’s Reach Petition
- Beacon Point – Sign the Beacon Point Petition
- Serenity Ridge – Sign the Serenity Ridge Petition
- Wheatlands – Sign the Wheatlands Petition
Thank you for joining Save the Aurora Reservoir (STAR), Colorado Rising, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Colorado Sierra Club at the Lowry Ranch Drilling Plan Community Forum on 1/28/23! Here are some Community Forum Resources:
- Here is the Zoom recording of the event; it begins at minute 32:10.
- Here is the event’s slideshow presentation.
- Answers to questions remaining from the event.
Want to make a donation that will benefit education and outreach efforts fighting the Lowry Ranch CAP? Click the button below, then on “step 4” of the donation module, choose “Lowry Ranch” before clicking the “donate now” button:
164 new wells PROPOSED NEAR HOMES
AND THE SHORELINE OF Aurora Reservoir
Civitas Resources is proposing an oil and gas project in unincorporated Arapahoe county, known as the Lowry Ranch Comprehensive Area Plan. This plan is proposing up to 164 wells on 12 new and existing well pads. If approved, this project will entail drilling pads as close as 2,000 feet from local residences and roughly 1,400 feet from the shorelines of the Aurora Reservoir.
The affected neighborhoods include Tollgate Crossing, Sorrel Ranch, Pomeroy, Southlands, Forest Trace, Wheatlands, Beacon Point, Southshore, Tallyn’s Reach, Heritage Eagle Bend, Whispering Pines, Serenity Ridge, Blackstone Country Club, Butterfield Trails.
This project is also within scope of multiple schools in the Cherry Creek school district. Researchers have found that fracking has adverse effects on our environment and human health. The toxic air pollutants emitted from these oil and gas operations disproportionately impact those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women, children and the elderly. We must come together to voice our concerns and ensure clean air, water, and our Colorado communities are put first.
“Today it’s my neighborhood, but tomorrow it’s yours”
– Laura L
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