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Adams County calls for 1,000-foot buffer between wells and homes

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Colorado Adams County officials are going after the fracking industry, Even after the State Voted against any job-killing legislation. The will of the People is again being trampled on by the Democratic establishment in the state of Colorado.

Adams County will request a 1,000-foot buffer between wells and homes, schools and daycare centers — doubling the distance the state presently requires.

The issue of anti-fracking “well setbacks” became the topic during the 2018 election, when voters were some asked to increase the distance between new wells and homes and schools to 2,500 feet statewide. The ballot issue, Proposition 112, was defeated by a large percentage.

In March Adams County put a six-month moratorium on any new drilling so that it could rewrite its rules for the industry. There are hundreds of pending permits for wells in the county.

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Anti Fracking Sen. > Warren Proposes SEC Crackdown On Oil & Gas

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Anti Fracking Democrats want companies to disclose their climate risks — and the fossil fuel industry should be worried. Proposals to make the disclosures mandatory are sprouting in the platforms of almost all the party’s leading White House hopefuls.

Presidential hopefuls like former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are all proposing plans to strengthen the SEC’s climate-related disclosure requirements. And other Democrats said it’s about time for the SEC’s regulators to take climate change more seriously.

Warren says, companies are not factoring in that if we met the goals of the Paris climate accords, “at least 82% of global coal reserves, 49% of global gas reserves, and 33% of global oil reserves will have to go unused the next 30 years,” and therefore, the market is overinflating the value of the (possibly/hopefully) soon to be less valuable fossil fuels, creating what Vice President Al Gore calls a potentially dangerous “carbon bubble.”

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Boulder residents push anti Oil Industry agenda on all of Coloradans

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Climate change bill lands in the Colorado House. Bill sets carbon standards to 2005 levels, empowers state agency to regulate oil and gas, utilities.

More Setbacks for Colorado Oil and Gas

Colorado House Speaker KC Becker wants the state to take the lead on addressing climate change. According to Becker’s office, the bill requires carbon pollution to be reduced by at least 25 percent by 2026, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The bill contains no new fees for pollution, Becker said.

KC Becker, a Boulder resident who represents Colorado House District 13, is the speaker of the state House of Representatives.

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