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Petition: Tell COGCC to deny the Bronco and Aurora CAPs

As residents of Colorado, we are deeply concerned about the consequences and cumulative impacts of large-scale oil & gas operations and the impacts to our health, air quality, water resources, and wildlife. We are appalled to know that the oil & gas industry has submitted plans for the development of a 200+ well fracking site in Weld County (known as the Bronco Comprehensive Area Plan) and a 150+ well fracking site within the city of Aurora (Box Elder Comprehensive Area Plan). The approval of either of these CAPs – let alone both – will indisputably accelerate the climate crisis, further degrade our already poor air quality and permanently deplete our limited water supplies. We can not stand by as you continue to put our lives and livelihoods at risk. 

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) defines cumulative effects as “the impact on the environment resulting from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions.” The cumulative impacts of these proposed developments would be massive. 

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Bronco and Aurora CAPs

Larimer County

Our work with Larimer County

In March, we presented the first in this ongoing series discussing air quality issues along Northern Colorado’s Front Range. In that session, experts detailed the nature of our poor air quality, with discussions of different ways of monitoring it and how it affects everyone’s health. You can view a recording of that informative session at this link. A few months on, and the American Lung Association has once more issued a failing grade for our air in April. As well, the EPA has listed counties up and down the Front Range to be in varying degrees of non-attainment of clean air standards.

Sign on: Demand Air Quality Monitoring in Fort Collins and Larimer County

Colorado Rising & the Larimer Alliance will once more host an online webinar on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 PM

We’ll highlight the nature of our poor air quality and what is being done to get a handle on it. As in the March event, we will feature experts in the monitoring field, as well as elected officials from Northern Colorado communities that have already implemented comprehensive real time air quality monitoring. Our speakers will then join with other officials and staff from various agencies to discuss how to more effectively utilize the data for community alerts and potential enforcement action.



Our work with Loveland

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.