Energy and Fracking

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

I commit to 100% renewables, eliminating tax giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, STOPPING fracking in Boulder County, and fully supporting workers impacted by this transition.

I stand with Communities Against Fracking.

I support: All legislation that allows communities to protect their citizen’s health.

I support: Colorado Rising’s 2,500-foot setback initiative protecting communities from the dangers associated with fracking., This initiative creates a 2,500 foot buffer zones between oil and gas development and occupied buildings, such as homes and schools, and vulnerable areas, such as playgrounds and drinking water sources.

I support: Ending all direct and indirect subsidies for oil and gas companies.

I support: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) recently introduced H.R. 3671, the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which will put the United States on a pathway to replace fossil fuels with 100 percent clean energy generation and use by 2035. This legislation eliminates tax giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, and provides support to transitioning workers who will be impacted by this generational change.

I propose: To realign our government and economy with sustainable energy, especially solar, to quickly transition away from carbon fuels. That means not only providing homeowners and small businesses with substantial solar tax credits, but would create millions of new jobs. I believe we need a Clean Ground Act that would end the poisoning of our land through fracking, ground killing pesticides and other toxic health hazards.

I oppose: Fracking and the use of any toxic chemicals anywhere in the United States that endangers the health and welfare of people and the environment.

I oppose: Subsidies for oil and gas companies that cost Colorado millions in lost tax revenue.

I oppose: Hamstringing the EPA so that it cannot enforce environmental regulations.