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J Gabriel Montanez Jr

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J Gabriel Montanez Jr

City Council - At Large

Survey Score: 95%


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Commerce City Candidates Candidate Score Card


Q:

Will you commit to refusing campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies?

A:

Yes

Q:

Do you agree that the continued proliferation of oil and gas extraction is a major contributor to the climate crisis?

A:

Yes

Q:

Do you pledge to support/advance policies that protect communities from the cumulative impacts of climate change?

A:

Yes

Q:

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how will you protect communities?

A:

We are going to commit to stopping or reversing the Oil and gas movement being pushed through now in Commerce city, in addition we want radical change toward wind and solar energy including a trade college to educate the future employees of these wind and solar farms.

Q:

Do you support state Senate Bill 19-181 which grants local governments authority over oil & gas operations within their jurisdiction?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

Q:

If yes on the above, do you support a ban on fracking in your municipality?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

Q:

What are your specific plans to reduce the threat of climate change once you get into office?

A:

Ban or reverse oil and gas fracking depending on how far along they get before election day. In addition push for solar and wind options with a technical college to train our future workers at.

Q:

What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?

A:

Anything and everything possible, incentives for them to move into commerce city are an investment in our future. I want Commerce City to go down as an example in history of what a municipality can do to reverse course environmentally.