From The Colorado Pledge of Resistance Against Continued Hydraulic Fracturing:
On Tuesday, May 21st, the Boulder County Commissioners voted to allow the current moratorium against hydraulic fracturing in Boulder County to expire in June of this year. In doing so, the Commissioners turned their back on our health, the natural environment, and our democratic will to determine that this type of industrial activity has no place in our community.
On Sunday, June 2nd, an emergency public meeting will be held to defend Boulder County from an industrial and political process that does not take our lives and well-being into consideration. This effort is bigger than environmentalism. This is an attack on our basic civil rights and we will organize and respond accordingly.
Please attend this very important meeting to inform yourself where Boulder County now stands in relation to future oil and gas drilling, and how to organize and use the analysis and tactics of the successful civil rights movements of the past. We will attempt to answer the enormous amount of questions from the community, and organize a campaign to ensure the future of our health, environment, and self-determination. As we have reached the end of all possible negotiations with the Commissioners and the State, and the community continues to be placed in harm’s way, this effort will necessitate the use of historic nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action.
Please join us at this historic crossroads.
Where: Unity Church, 2855 Folsom, Boulder County
When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2 – 5 pm