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 #1: Pre-send your public comment to the COGCC: the COGCC has created a portal to collect temporary preliminary written public comment while they are reviewing the CAP application. The preliminary written public comments received by the COGCC will be added to the record. Our friends at Save The Aurora Reservoir encourage everyone to share their comment using this form below and to authorize them to submit your comment on your behalf. This will give more time to maximize community input.  (you can use the talking points -blue buttons- below)

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)

ACTION #4: Send your comments to the COGCC today.  Tell them to Deny the Lowry Ranch CAP. Instructions on how to use the COGCC comment portal here.  (Include Docket #221000282). Sample letter you can use here.  

Aurora Community Forum pic

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:

As our wonderful speakers emphasized, it will take a strong, dedicated, VOCAL community to stop this plan for the 164 new wells proposed for locations near homes and as close as a quarter mile east of the Aurora Reservoir.  YOU are that community!! 
 
Thank you!

Looking for other ways to stay involved and connect with others?

  • Join the “Save the Aurora Reservoir”  on Facebook!  HERE
  • Visit the “Save the Aurora Reservoir ” website!  HERE

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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