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Aurora 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:Current environmental issues in Aurora include fracking and air quality. Given the growth in the city, the air quality has steadily diminished. With population amounts forecasted to increase each year, it is imperative that action be taken now to protect the citizens now and for the future. As Mayor, I would seek to sit with stakeholders in and around the Aurora community to garner their input, learn their views and understand the impact. Under Senate Bill 19-181, I would work to ensure the people of this city are protected and the environment is harmed as least as possible and we increase the use of alternative energy options.The decisions we make regarding this Bill, will have significant impact on the environment and community at large.
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?
A:Allow fracking if it ensures our residents and environment is safe
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:Creating an Aurora economic eco-system reducing the Aurora environmental footprint and encouraging residents and businesses to recycle
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:I am pro-cannabis, working with hemp companies to sustainably advance the industry is on my list as may. I also believe in alternative energy options and look forward to working with these companies to further reduce Aurora's dependence on fossil fuels.