JOIN US AT THE ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONER PUBLIC HEARING TO SAY NO TO SUNCOR PUTTING OUR HEALTH & HOMES AT RISK!
MONDAY, JULY 22, 6:30PM 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Brighton 80601 or email your comments to CLaRue@adcogov.org
On June 27th, at the Adams County Planning Commission public hearing, Suncor asked for a conditional use permit to allow construction of a 16-inch diameter crude oil pipeline through Adams County. This pipeline would carry oil and tar sands from Cheyenne WY to the refinery in Commerce City. The planning commissioners heard from many concerned community members and after much discussion they voted 5 to 1 against Suncor. This means that they are officially recommending to the County Commissioners that they deny Suncor’s request! The final decision however is up to the County Commissioners at their public hearing on Monday July 22nd. Please come and let your voice be heard during the public comments section of the hearing, urging them to consider the overwhelming recommendation from the planning board to DENY this hazardous project! To listen to the audio of the 6/27 hearing click here and scroll down to Planning Commission 6/27/13 Audio, the Suncor case starts at 1:45:30.
Suncor held two ‘community meetings’ in December 2012 where there were 5 and 14 people in attendance. Many people who spoke during the public comments cited that they had not received any notification of these meetings, even though their homes are directly in the proposed route.
We are not counting on Suncor to inform us about the impact on our community, or to care about the health, safety or well-being of the people along their proposed route and surrounding areas. They have a distinct track record of devastating pipeline spills and dumping chemicals in Canada and the US. They like to say that their top priority is safety, but they are responsible to their shareholders and committed to making a profit above all else. They have not shown themselves to be accountable to the people of Adams County or anyone else downstream. When asked why they did not choose a route through a less populated area, Suncor’s response was “cost”.
And why are they proposing building a new pipeline when their last ecological disaster is still causing benzene levels in the South Platte River to be 33 parts per billion, which is over 6 times the minimum acceptable levels? Why is Suncor so ready to exercise their right to eminent domain in residential areas just so they can save costs? If you or any of your community members are facing condemnation of your home, or have any questions or concerns about the environmental dangers of this pipeline, please come and have your voice heard!
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