A community Misled

We need a peaceful community without industrial drilling on unsightly, filthy, and dangerous fracking pads.
– Bill J

Troy McWhinney's
fracking proposal

Troy McWhinney – a real estate mogul and entrepreneur – is in the beginning stages of applying for approval of a massive fracking project  in the Centerra area of Loveland. The proposal includes two sites with up to 26 wells to be located in close proximity to thousands of homes, the Medical Center of the Rockies, three schools, numerous businesses, and precious community lakes including Boyd, Houts Reservoir and Equalizer Lake. Watch Troy’s Zoom webinar to explain his plans. 

On January 18th, the Loveland City Council voted in a 6-2 decision to allow the McWhinney application process to move forward without further expert study or discussion. This, despite outcry from local residents, many of whom feel blindsided by the McWhinney Corporation engaging in fracking in a community that was promoted as “environmentally-conscious” and dedicated to living harmoniously with nature. A significant portion of Centerra residents were attracted to this area for its many amenities.

Centerra should remain a peaceful community without industrial drilling on unsightly, filthy, and dangerous fracking pads. That’s why it’s more important than ever to bring attention to the McWhinney project as a betrayal of what this community stands for – embracing and enjoying its natural beauty, not fracking it. 

Troy McWinney's fracking map of Loveland

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Protect Loveland from Toxic Fracking

The best available science warns us that fossil fuel development (and “fracking”) will only increase our already poor air quality, threaten local water resources, burden taxpayers, and speed up the catastrophic effects of climate change. Fracking your neighbors in Loveland will have far-reaching impacts on all aspects of our lives.

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Loveland rally
march 12th, 2022

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Keep Centerra Beautiful Rally
April 23rd, 2022

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Public Information regarding McWhinney fracking plans in our area.

Invitation found on Facebook group 01/06/2022, inviting the Pioneer Village residents to a “McWhinney Open House to preview an upcoming oil and gas, and resource development effort in Centerra which resides in Loveland” ​

Many citizens have contacted the City of Loveland with concerns via email. Emails received are public information and may be accessed and read via the City of Loveland website. If you wish, search the city site for “Email Relay”.

Denver News 7 Story regarding this issue.
Loveland City Council Meeting on 01/18/22 This meeting was held only a few hours after the above news story ran on Denver 7. You may start the video at 1:08 to see the discussion and vote.
Troy McWhinney did a Zoom Webinar to explain his plans.
Loveland City Council Meeting via Zoom on 02/01/22. Fracking discussion scheduled as last item. Prior item was held as a private breakout session via a different Zoom Channel, and when it was time to resume and discuss fracking (at around 9:30pm) some citizens waiting to speak were not able to rejoin the meeting as apparently the Zoom Channel was not changed back to the original public channel.

You may expedite to the 3:57 mark of the meeting to see the remaining discussion.

As you listen to the discussion you will hear Mayor Marsh and Councilwoman Samson support community input and further discussion before the City Council and request a vote on the matter. Upon vote, seven councilmen do not support further dialogue, further information gathering nor allowing any further community input, and have prepared a ‘fast track’ through the City Planners office.

On March 23rd, 2022, The City of Loveland received two letters of intent from MRG, LLC for oil and gas projects.
Learn more: lovgov.org/oilandgas

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“Today it’s my neighborhood, but tomorrow it’s yours”

– Laura L

Community Quotes

Being A Steward​
We must all be stewards of our environment, which includes protecting our local environmental resources. Being a steward also includes meaningful and honest engagement with one another about our local environmental concerns. McWhinney must be held accountable for his lack of transparency with our community. We must question his true intentions. We must protect our environment.

– M. McCafferty
Like Heaven​
My husband and I moved to Loveland from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  We had driven through Loveland on the way to Estes Park and we fell in love with the beautiful community that was full of sparkling lakes, mountain views, friendly people,  a downtown area that had a cool artistic vibe with great local restaurants and shops.  After extensive research we narrowed the search to the Boyd Lake area.  It has been like heaven with the stunning views, fishing, swimming, and some of the best neighbors ever. We are huge fans of our community and when we moved here we even did the “Loveland Valentine’s thing” and recommitted our wedding vows at the Foote Lagoon!  Now we can even say that we were married in Loveland!

- Melissa 
Since 2008​
My husband and I moved to this neighborhood in 2008 because it was marketed as a "suburbitat." Meaning that most people in High Plains Village either have no yard, or a very small one because our HOA pays for the maintenance of the trails around the lakes. The houses were marketed as all high efficiency green star homes (in 2008 this was new), and were told about the High Plains Environmental Center, and how they were planning a STEM school nearby where the kids could do field trips to the lakes. There is a community garden here that donates food to the foodbank. We were told about the lakes being a bird sanctuary, and we wanted to live somewhere where nature and humans can live together in harmony. This neighborhood was that dream for many years. We are close to everything, and when you are out on the trails you feel like you are close to nothing. We were sold a bill of lies, because Troy was already plotting to frack even then, but we were never told about that at all.

- Laura  L
Teaching Art
We moved to ft Collins in 1989, which was much smaller at the time. We decided to move in 97 hoping for more space. We found it west of Loveland on the edge of the foothills. We renovated a 70s house. You can change the house but not the view. Loveland has become quite the art town and I've become involved with it as a professional artist. I've taught art at the Loveland Museum for 19 years. Although I still love this area and consider it my home I've seen changes I don't like. The brown cloud wasn't here in the 80s. We rarely had forest fires. Now the fire season can start in April and last until Dec. There's nothing more frightening than being close to evacuating and watching fire from your home. Summer has gotten scary as a result.
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