Colorado Climate Strikers to Protest Fracking in Broomfield

DENVER– Climate strikers will protest neighborhood fracking in Broomfield on Sunday during the final event of the Colorado Climate Strike Week of Action. Participants will offer an alternative future for the use of open space and public lands, proposing a zero-carbon community garden be put in place of oil and gas development. 

Supporting the demands from Friday’s Youth Climate Strike, protestors are calling on to Gov. Jared Polis to implement a ban on fracking, including a halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing, and infrastructure projects immediately

Additionally, strikers are demanding the COGCC implement an immediate moratorium until protective rules are in place based on assessments of cumulative impacts to health and safety, air quality, local toxic exposures, and the climate crisis are completed; with a plan to end phase-out fracking no later than 2024.

The event will take place across from the Livingston pad, where hundreds of Broomfield community members are being forced pooled by Extraction Oil and Gas. Local community members are asking the COGCC to deny the permits at both the Livingston and Acme pads as well as end fracking on public open space land. 

When:  Sunday, September 29, 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

Where:   Anthem Community Park at Siena Reservoir

15663 Sheridan Pkwy, Broomfield, CO

What: 

  • Live music by Tierro with Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival)
  • Face painting and other activities for kids
  • Food & Drinks
  • Propose a community garden to absorb carbon and create a positive alternative vision for our future
  • Sign petitions calling for no new fossil fuel infrastructure, including stopping permits for fracking, and a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy

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Quote Deck: 

“Neighborhood fracking is plaguing Colorado communities. From dozens of explosions, polluted air, and devastating health impacts – it is time we put an end to fracking in Colorado,” said Micah Parkin of 350 Colorado. 

Nick Tuta of Sunrise Movement Boulder/Denver said: “Our planet is in a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. In a time when we need to be slamming on the brakes, each new permit fracking permit is pushing the gas pedal harder and harder. For our government to care more about industry profits than the health and safety of our community and of our plant is unconscionable.” 

 

Sophia Chivers, a student at Niwot Highschool said: “It is absolutely unacceptable that a climate aware government continues to put the profits of fossil fuel companies over the health, safety, and welfare of their people.” 

As long as Colorado continues to extract oil and gas, we are contributing to climate chaos,” said Julia Williams of 350 Colorado. 

The Colorado Climate Strike Week of Action is Supported by: 

11th Hour Calling

350 Colorado

500 Women Scientists

Aspen Snowmass

Be the Change USA

Boulder CAN

Boulder.Earth

Boundless in Motion and Boulder Ecodharma Sangha

Catholic Network US

Center for Biological Diversity

Clean Energy Action

Climate Courage, LLC

Climate Reality Project

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate

Colorado Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Colorado Renewable Energy Society

Colorado Rising

Denver Metro Sierra Club

Earth Focus Group

Earth Guardians – Boulder & CO Climate Strikes

EarthLinks, Inc.

Eco-Justice Ministries

Environment Colorado

Erie Protectors

Extinction Rebellion Boulder County

Extinction Rebellion Denver

Extinction Rebellion Fort Collins

Food & Water Watch

Fort Collins Sustainability Group

Global Greengrants Fund Inc

Greenfaith

Greenpeace

Indivisible Denver

International Indigenous Youth Council – Denver

Keep Colorado Green

Lookout Alliance

Moms Clean Air Force

Mothers Out Front- Colorado

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

Patagonia – Denver & Boulder Stores

Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission

Protect Our Winters

Renewables Now Loveland

Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center

Sunrise – Boulder/Denver

Sunrise – Colorado Springs

The Climate Mobilization

The Wilderness Society

Wall of Women Colorado

What the Frack? Arapahoe

Wind & Solar Denver

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Greeley Chapter

Womxn’s March Denver

& More 

 

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