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Enact a Moratorium on Fracking and Drilling in Boulder, CO

May 10, 2013 • Josh Joswick

The Oil and Gas Accountability (or OGAP), a program of Earthworks, has been working for many years on issues related to the regulation of oil and gas development at the local, state and federal levels.  We recently completed a study of the Colorado Oil and  Gas Conservation Commission and its ability to its  own enforce oil and gas regulations, and submit the following as comment on the consideration for a moratorium on fracking and drilling in Boulder.

From a health and climate impact perspective, a growing body of scientific studies indicates that communities have reason for concern about how fracking impacts the public health and safety, and climate change.  These studies also raise unanswered questions about these impacts, and how they are, or are not, being dealt with.