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Huge Election Victories for Colorado's Anti-Fracking Movement EcoWatch | November 6, 2013 9:33 Am


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Ruth
- 2052 days ago - ecowatch.com
' "With wins in Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins--and a partial-victory in Broomfield--this election sends a huge wake-up call to Governor Hickenlooper that the people of Colorado do not want to be fracked," said Gary Wockner of Clean Water Action. " '



   

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Ruth R (246)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 6:03 pm
1. requested that some of them -- who in their youth -- had wanted solar energy -- YES HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MEN AND WOMEN HAVE WANTED -- YES- SOLAR ENERGY! -so bad fo so long -- if only they would remember their true dreams that got buried -- because no -- they had to go out into this big bad world and make the money -- they forgot their dreams? DID THEY FORGET WHO THEY WERE ? well not all o the gas men and women are staying in gas --- some are taking their new training and enjoying it --- and have already put solar panels on somebody's roof somewhere -- knowing that there is a season for solar -- that is good -- and let's go with solar.
well water well -- good clean irreplaceable well water-- time to go until later!
 

Ruth R (246)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 6:04 pm
Well Colorado is going through lay-offs that mean people need to get new jobs in organic farming, organic homesteading or Solar energy, or wooden windmills -- and no i do not like steel and fiberglass wind turbines -- when you can do better -- with wood that is biodegrade-able. The wind turbines could be many and wooden and you know it. The earth is so hurt that it screams along with mankind and all the creation in some places.
Either we do better to me and you and the earth with the Holy Spirit love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, meekness and self-control -- or we are all going to experience the earth hurting mankind -- unless there is abundant mercy and grace -- and this solar is over-due.

yet old habits die hard-- and the hydraulic fracturing companies, workers and allies are still saying that there are no chemicals in the ground -- when they work and secretly spill there chemicals down-stream behind the public's back.
Look on face book and they are busy promoting hydraulic fracturing in the adds.

1. requested that some of them -- who in their youth -- had wanted solar energy -- YES HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MEN AND WOMEN HAVE WANTED -- YES- SOLAR ENERGY! -so bad fo so long -- if only they would remember their true dreams that got buried -- because no -- they had to go out into this big bad world and make the money -- they forgot their dreams? DID THEY FORGET WHO THEY WERE ? well not all o the gas men and women are staying in gas --- some are taking their new training and enjoying it --- and have already put solar panels on somebody's roof somewhere -- knowing that there is a season for solar -- that is good -- and let's go with solar.
well water well -- good clean irreplaceable well water-- time to go until later!
 

Ruth R (246)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 6:05 pm
We have 5 years to make a good difference! NEED SOLAR ENERGY EVERY WHERE POSSIBLE -- GIVEN -- AND BUSSINESS. PHILANTHROPY too.
typos corrected some.
1.) We have a list of solar companies in the area. Our they willing to make the prices honestly meet the customer's needs.
2.) Desired -- solar panels for electricity and solar panels for hot-water-heating to go on every roof whose owner wants solar panels.
3.) SOLAR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE ON EVERY RESIDENCE FIELD OR ROOF THAT WANTS ONE!
This will people that "When the people have enough power than there is liberty. When the government has too much power than there is tyranny.
There is nothing like having everything that you need at your own home-space included or homestead !
4. Let's help people have a little independence from the government and the rise and fall of energy prices.
5. Let's hope that the people who are ready to help implement this make good decisions: WIN-WIN DECISION that benefit the customer -- so that THE CUSTOMER CAN OUTRIGHT OWN THOSE SOLAR PANELS.
6. blah - yuck People can stay with the grid system and let the energy companies control them and their grandchildren for the reat of their lives. YUCK! and BLAH -- MAY THAT BE ON YOUR TOMB STONE -- SOCIALISM AGAIN AND CONTROL -- PASSING ON THE SINS.
7. !!! YES -- WE CAN HAVE SOLAR PANELS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FIELDS AND WE EACH CAN OWN ONE OR MORE.
!!! YES WE CAN PAY THESE PANELS OFF OR INSTALL THEM WITH A NEIGHBOR OR A COLORADO STUDENT CERTIFIED IN SOLAR ENERGY!
!!! YES WE CAN PUT THESE ON OUR ROOF -- BECAUSE IT HAS NO SHADE ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROOF AND WE CAN AFFORD TO OWN THESE PANELS
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 6:17 pm
Noted TY Ruth
 

Ruth R (246)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 6:19 pm
From the article:
" “With wins in Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins—and a partial-victory in Broomfield—this election sends a huge wake-up call to Governor Hickenlooper that the people of Colorado do not want to be fracked,” said Gary Wockner of Clean Water Action. ”Fort Collins’ vote is especially revealing—a decisive 10 point win in a swing county while being outspent 40 to 1. The oil and gas industry poured in almost $900,000 to try and force citizens to be exposed to their cancer-causing fracking chemicals. Their money back-fired.”

In all four races, proponents were heavily outspent by the opposition. According to The Denver Post, Colorado Oil and Gas Association opened its wallet wide to oppose all of the anti-fracking measures, spending $878,120 on city-specific campaigns by Halloween. Anti-fracking groups raised more than $26,000 in the same time.

The Fort Collins initiative—which won with 55 percent of the vote—halts fracking and the disposal of related waste for five years. In Boulder, Issue 2H won with 77 percent of the vote, which extends by four years a one-year moratorium on oil and gas extraction that would otherwise expire June 3, 2014. In Lafayette, 59 percent of the voters decided to change the city charter to ban the practice outright. In Broomfield, Question 300 would prevent any drilling activity that uses hydraulic fracturing for a total of five years....

Colorado has been called the ground zero of fracking. It has more than 50,000 fracking wells, many within hundreds of feet of schools, homes and public parks. Gas and oil companies are virtually self-regulated, with devastating consequences, as we saw in the recent flooding of thousands of fracking sites that were allowed to be built on a flood zone."
 

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 10:41 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. Obviously some voters have more sense than others.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:10 am
Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:28 am
Noted.
 

Giana P (398)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:49 am
Good news, thanks Ruth.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 3:21 am
More wonderful news! Shared-thanks Ruth
 

Michela M (3964)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 3:43 am
Thanks!!
 

kate K (481)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 4:15 am
thank you for sharing Ruth these are great news
 

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 7:16 am
Thank you !
 

. (0)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:06 pm
Great article, Ruth. Thanks for sharing.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thank you, Ruth!!! (n, p, t, e)
 

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday December 2, 2013, 8:22 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 2:39 am
Thanks for all the good news Ruth! :)
 

Michael A (28)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:47 am
Noted
 

Ruth R (246)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:24 am
Thank you for the notes and the comments!
 
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