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Rachel Friend

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Rachel Friend

City Council - At Large

Survey Score: 95%


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Boulder 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:

The climate crisis is HERE. I will ensure our fracking ban remains in place, push for science and data backed best practices to make us most resilient for climate change, advocate for State and national progress, advocate for flood mitigation as floods will be more common, ensure that housing and transportation policies filter through the climate crisis lens, and advocate for financial resources needed to take the bold steps needed.

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

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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:

1. Reduce single occupancy vehicle trips via improved bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure and better 1st/last mile solutions. 2. Flood mitigation. 3. Help some of the people working in Boulder obtain housing here, to reduce SOV trips. 4. Critically evaluate our municipalization efforts for continued viability.

Q:

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

A:

Incentivize consumers, and either municipalization or funding consumers in lieu of muni.