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Susan Noble

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Susan Noble

City Council - Ward 4

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Commerce City Candidates Candidate Score Card


Q:

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

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Yes

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

A:

Yes

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

A:

Yes

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

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I will continue to speak out and prioritize the health, safety, general welfare and quality of life of residents over special interests; work with our local government, our legislators and other community leaders to affect change; push for transition to zero-emission engines and industry operations; establish regulations, including building codes, for renewable energy use; establish incentives that encourage renewable energy resource businesses and new industry to locate here; oppose fossil fuel extraction; and work with Adams County Workforce Development and Denver Area Labor Federation to ensure a just transition and re-training for workers in the non-renewable energy sector. Sadly, climate change has begun. We must also implement sustainability efforts to protect water sources, agriculture, and housing located in vulnerable areas, such as flood and fire zones. Most importantly, I would turn to scientists, meteorologists, medical professionals, and other experts, government representatives, community leaders and all stakeholders to help guide me in making the best recommendations and decisions for our communities and our planet that do stop further climate change. Please also see "Specific Plans" response below.

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

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Yes

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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?

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Yes

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

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Yes

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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?

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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?

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Yes

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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

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

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I am gravely concerned about our future and that of the generations to come. I plan to turn to scientists, meteorologists, medical professionals, and other experts, and fellow city councilors and staff, our county and state representatives, our community's leaders and all stakeholders to help guide me in making the best recommendations and decisions for our community and our planet that do stop further climate change. I plan to listen. I plan to act. While I am not a climate change expert nor claim to know all of the best available options, my intentions are clear. I know that I will prioritize the health, safety, general welfare and quality of life of residents over special interests; rescind any portion of the Regional Operator Agreement that ties our community's hands or compromises our ability to deny permits for neighborhood drilling; push for transition to zero-emission engines and industry operations; establish regulations, including building codes, for renewable energy use; establish incentives that encourage renewable energy resource businesses and new industry to locate here; and work with Adams County Workforce Development and Denver Area Labor Federation to ensure a just transition and re-training for workers in the non-renewable energy sector. I believe climate change has begun and, at worst, must be contained. We must, therefore, also implement sustainability actions to protect water sources, agriculture, and housing located in vulnerable areas, such as flood and fire zones. We're all in this together.

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

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I would lead efforts to build a coalition of stakeholders, which includes our economic development office, that encourages these industries to establish operations in Commerce City. Because Commerce City is known for its heavy industry and superfund sites (plural), we and environmentally friendly industries are in a unique position for bold leadership, collaboration and partnership to affect significant change in Commerce City and in Colorado.