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Stop Eminent Domain for Oil and Gas Pipelines. Stop SB14-093.
Colorado Senate Bill 14-093 gives the oil and gas industry the power of eminent domain for placement of pipelines, denying public and private landowners their right to negotiate placement or reject pipelines on their property. Eminent domain should be reserved for government agencies and public utility providers. Giving this power to for-profit, private corporations is contrary to the purpose of eminent domain because there is no established community need for these pipelines.
Granting pipeline companies this power would allow them to profit by using the land/properties of the public, private citizens, and businesses. The landowners are left with the threat of future leaks and also of decreased property values and potential liability damages due to this threat.
Protect Colorado communities from fracking pollution
Just two months since their loss, the fracking industry is back at work trying to weaken proposed air pollution standards for drilling sites. While oil and gas companies lobby our Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to allow them to pollute as much as they like – more smog, more methane, and more climate pollution – it is up to Coloradoans to step in and demand the strongest fracking regulations in the country.
No amount of rules and regulations can ever make fracking acceptable, but there's no excuse for letting toxic polluters get away with reckless practices that put our loved ones and the environment at risk. The AQCC proposed regulations to cut methane and ozone pollution are a good start, especially when four million Coloradoans breathe air so polluted the EPA has identified the Front Range as a non-attainment area.
Stop Fracking in Colorado's Organic Farming Communities
Bloomberg Business Week has referred to the North Fork Valley as the
American Provence.By sending your message today, you will help convince the BLM to remove parcels from the lease sale and to update their Resource Management Plan to protect the air, water, and land used by the people and farms of the North Fork Valley.
Roan Plateau Protected... For Now
Sierra Club, with a coalition of other organizations, and represented by Earthjustice, via court decision, shot a hole in the decision-making processes that the Bureau of Land Management used to develop Bush Administration era oil and gas leasing plans on Colorado's Roan Plateau. The Roan Plateau is wilderness-quality land, but designated for energy development by the BLM. We've won this round; read-on for details
Elk Creek Coal Mine Expansion Averted
The United States Forest Service, challenged by a coalition of environmental organizations including the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, reversed their prior approvals of the expansion of the Elk Creek coal mine on the western slope of Colorado! This expansion, aside from the direct damage to our local and global air quality, mercury pollution in our waterways and lands through burning coal, and pushing clean energy solutions and clean energy jobs away from improving our economy, would have created methane exhaust on bulldozed pads with new roads in what is now a beautiful, inventoried, roadless area that is worth protecting. Read more, and comment on our Facebook Page.
No Nuclear Power Plant in Pueblo
Hundreds of you spoke out against a new nuclear power plant in Pueblo, and WE WON!
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