Please attend and invite others to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee hearing on
Monday, July 28 at 9:00am
Weld County Administration Building Events Center
1150 “O” Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Please arrive by 8:45am. Comments will be taken until 11:00am
This hearing is a rare opportunity for Front Range citizens to be heard directly by the COGCC.
It is critical for as many concerned citizens as possible to come tell the COGCC that school children should be protected from hazardous, polluting drilling operations near their schoolyards and homes.
They need to hear what you think of the job they are doing under their mandate to protect public health and safety.
This is your chance to tell them about how this scale of oil and gas development has impacted your, or your loved ones' life and be heard about concerns such as:
1) Public health and safety concerns - drilling near homes and schools exposes the public to higher levels of benzene and other hazardous chemicals. Recent tank explosions should be reason enough to move these industrial facilities away from where people live!
2) Pressure tactics put on mineral rights owners to lease their property against their will - Forced pooling allows operators to take away our right to choose whether or not our property should be developed for oil and gas. Oil and gas development hurts property values.
3) The heavy concentration of wells and tanks they have approved next to homes, schools and commercial districts in Greeley and Weld County – large industrial sites do not belong in residentially-zoned land!
Comments should be short—three minutes or less.
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