City Council - Ward 4
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Broomfield 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:Support policies that move Broomfield, and the State, forward with regard to reducing emissions and towards a more sustainable future including: increased leak detection and repair (LDAR) for oil and gas operations; closing the 90 day loop hole for oil and gas production and reducing emissions through upgrading engines to Tier 4 (or cleaner); promoting electric vehicle use including increased charging stations; and multi-modal solutions.
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: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:Some of my specific plans include: Commit to planting more trees which is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gases; Make solar and clean energy programs more accessible; Increase charging station locations to make the transition to EVs more viable; Include LDAR program in our local regulations, if not adequately addressed at the state level, to reduce leaks from oil and gas facilities; Advocate for state level changes such as comprehensive review of cumulative impacts of oil and gas - including on air quality, as well as required offsets for all new sources of VOCs and NOx to reduce emissions, as this is a regional and statewide issue.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Work with the City and County staff to develop and implement a long range plan including a study of alternative industries.