City Council - At Large
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Will you commit to refusing campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies?
Q:Do you agree that the continued proliferation of oil and gas extraction is a major contributor to the climate crisis?
Q:Do you pledge to support/advance policies that protect communities from the cumulative impacts of climate change?
Q:If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how will you protect communities?
A:One good way is to continue to prevent fracking from occurring in our city.
Q:Do you support state Senate Bill 19-181 which grants local governments authority over oil & gas operations within their jurisdiction?
Q:Do you believe that local governments should have the right to enact bans or moratoria on fracking to safeguard residents from the inherent dangers associated with oil & gas development?
Q:If yes on the above, do you support a ban on fracking in your municipality?
Q:Did you support Proposition 112, which aimed to create 2500 foot setbacks for homes, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds and water sources from all new oil & gas operations?
Q:Do you agree that the COGCC should pause all new permits for oil & gas development until the new rule-making process is complete and an independent cumulative impact study has been done?
Q:Will you advocate for state agencies and the oil and gas industry to abide by the precautionary principle in order to protect Colorado’s air, water, and public health?
Q:What are your specific plans to reduce the threat of climate change once you get into office?
A:As an incumbent city council member, I have supported our city's robust climate action plan, which is one of the most aggressive in the country. We're moving into the next phase of that plan with a launch of Sept 26th that recognizes the ongoing climate emergency. Details are here: https://bouldercolorado.gov/climate
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Boulder has updated many regulations to encourage local development of renewables, and we are ahead of our goals for locally installed renewable energy. I support the city's municipalization effort, which would give us additional tools to encourage local renewables. I also support our efforts to encourage more hemp farming on our open space agricultural lands.