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Thornton Candidates Candidate Score Card
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:By ensuring oil and gas activity is done with health and safety as the priority, in other words, not near schools or houses while advocating the state and federal government to invest in renewable energy.
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:If you answered "no" to the above, why not?
A:I thought that was a one size fits all approach which is why I'm happy the state legislature gave the authoirty to local governments. Every community needs to decide what is best for their community.
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:Making sure we lead by example. The city has a huge fleet of vehicles and several buildings so we need to make sure we are being wise and using renewable energy options whenever possible. I also think the city needs to advocate state and federal agencies to do what they can to reduce the risk and make it possible for local communities to do more.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Incentives for those industries like we do for other businesses. Put our money where our mouth is.