City Council - Ward 3
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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:Using the power of SB-181, fully enforce the Broomfield City Charter Amendment 301. Halt all new permits and projects. Halt all existing projects that have not moved to the ‘fracking’ (explosives & fracking fluid) phase of their project. Halt all existing projects until our air quality can meet the EPA attainment standards. Create post bond requirements of $180,000 for every well drilled and in process - to pay for cleanup of every well. Retrain displaced industry workers who decide to remain in Colorado.
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:Create a Renewable Transition Office that works with municipal, business, and residential, to move the entire County into renewables. Utilizing rooftops of all buildings in Broomfield for solar, wind, hemp, bees, and gardens. Restorative projects in the open spaces for hemp and bees. Create a single trash hauler program that has three bins (landfill, recycle, and compost). And review all new and existing programs to their ability to be sustainable for both the short and long term.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:I have already been reaching out to other municipalities and businesses that already handle hemp, solar, and wind. I want to bring Industrial Hemp into Broomfield. I want to bring Solar Farms into Broomfield, with the possibility of creating our own municipal renewable electric utility. With transparent solar panels we can now retro-fit all glass buildings, both municipal and business. And there are now a variety of large and small scale wind devices that can be scattered across Broomfield. Hemp, solar, and wind projects can be both partnered with existing groups, plus Broomfield can create its own departments for permanent implementation. We can create ongoing City revenue through Industrial Hemp and renewable energy utilities.