A community Misled
We need a peaceful community without industrial drilling on unsightly, filthy, and dangerous fracking pads.
– Bill J
URGENT CALL TO ACTION:
Troy McWhinney’s application for the Centerra East fracking pad is now accepting public comments through the City of Loveland and the COGCC. Centerra is named Colorado’s only certified Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. It is home to thousands of homes, schools, nearly 150 different species of animals, pollinators, and lakes. Fracking emits large amounts of toxic air pollutants such as methane, generates a lot of noise, which leads to loss of animal and plant habitats. Our health is connected to the way we treat our environment. The same air pollutants can lead to severe headaches, asthma symptoms, childhood leukemia, cardiac problems, and birth defects. That’s why it’s more important than ever to tell the City of Loveland and the COGCC – Don’t frack our suburbitat!
ACTION #1: Submit a comment to Loveland City Council TODAY urging the Council to protect Colorado’s only certified community wildlife habitat! Deadline to submit comments with the City is Jan. 16, 2023.
ACTION #2: Submit a comment to the COGCC TODAY telling them that we need clean air, clean water and a livable climate, not more air-polluting, water-wasting and climate-killing carbon bombs! Deadline to submit comments to the COGCC is January, 8th, 2022. Reference Docket # 220700198.
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.
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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April 23rd, 2022
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”.
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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