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Local Control Colorado

Your Town, Your Call

Our Mission

While Oil and Gas Development becomes more prevalent in our Colorado communities, current state legislation is failing to represent the will and best interests of the people. A growing body of evidence suggests hydraulic fracturing and other highly industrial processes are associated with severe health impacts, lowered property values and contamination of our air and water.

The time has come for Coloradans to take a stand for the health and safety of our communities. This is our Colorado and we must preserve our right to protect our families, properties and way of life.

There are only 21 inspectors for the 50,000+ active wells in Colorado

What Can I Do?

This November, take a stand!

Colorado is home to a number of diverse communities with unique concerns. “One size fits all” regulations are inappropriate to our needs. We have both the opportunity and responsibility to protect our communities and the future of Colorado. Cast your ballot in favor of local control over hydraulic fracking and Oil & Gas Development.

1. Join the conversation!

We are a Colorado grassroots movement working to gain local control over oil & gas development and fracking in our communities via a state ballot initiative.

Colorado stands for independence

What Does Local Control Do?

The Oil & Gas industry self-reported over 500 spills in 2013 alone

The Ballot Language

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado:

Article XVIII of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:

Section 17: Local Control of Oil-and-Gas Development

  1. Purpose and findings.
    • a. The Colorado Constitution confers certain rights on the citizens of the state, including inalienable rights under Article II, Section 3.
    • b. Local governments in the state of Colorado may enact local charter amendments, laws, ordinances and/or regulations intended to protect the inalienable rights of its citizens.
  2. Definitions.
    • a. “LOCAL GOVERNMENT” means any county, city and county, city, or town, whether statutory or home rule, located in the State of Colorado.
  3. Local Control of Oil-and-Gas Development.
    • a. Not withstanding any other provision of law, Local governments in Colorado may place restrictions on the time, place or method of oil-and-gas development, including but not limited to the use of hydraulic fracturing, that are intended to protect their communities and citizens.
    • b. No local government may enact any limitations, rules or regulations on oil-and-gas development that are less stringent than existing state and federal provisions.
    • c. Any such restrictions placed by local governments on oil-and-gas development are deemed not to be in conflict with the state’s interests.
  4. Self-executing, severability, confliction provisions. ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ARE SELF-EXECUTING AND SEVERABLE.

Vote for local control because you love Colorado


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