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Longmont 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:I want to push mineral estate conservation easements. Homeowners should be able to sue oil and gas companies for fracking under their home from sideways. This should give us a position to hold Weld County Accountable for their pollution.
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:I am re writing the sustainability plan to force our municipalities to uphold our sustainability, equity, and carbon output reduction goals. I want to create a power cooperative that includes our educational institutions and creates jobs by creating our own energy sources. These institutions can help us create our own power through already existing infrastructure like our st vrain river corridor, streetlights, and rooftops. If we could just pay a small tax which would pay for our power that we could then profit off of Instead of Platte River Power Authority, that would make me so happy and many of the people I represent. We don’t need to pay a CEO to manage this when we could make good paying local jobs out of our own energy sources instead. I want to bring Longmont up to Living Building Challenge/ISO standardization protocols so we can apply for grants to purchase energy usage reduction tools and join the Environmental Leadership Program through CDPHE. I want to ban food waste so people who use our food banks always have the best options.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Subsidize them. We subsidized a multinational corporation that creates single use plastic waste out the wazoo. We can also advertise our progress on our website in a very clear and direct way. Many other cities have done this and their growth explodes for all sectors of business. We can subsidize local solar businesses to create better jobs for the future and for their families. I would love to see a union operated green energy trade program start near one of our high schools, but that’s a long term goal.