Within the next 12 weeks, two oil companies are to receive drilling permits from the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission to build 196 wells across wide expanses of Boulder’s open space. Our County Commissioners can’t fight this alone. There is a legal path to win on this, but it requires Community Support and Action. Please come to a presentation by the founders of Frack Free Boulder to learn about this threat and what we can do to stop this travesty. Boulder has a unique opportunity to not only win on this issue, preserving our pristine environment, but to also establish a precedent for other communities around the country - including a template for grassroots organizations and a legal roadmap to fight and win against the oil and gas industry.
FOR THOSE OF US LIVING IN THE BOULDER “BUBBLE,” THIS IS A VERY REAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT DEMANDS OUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Join us for a talk lead by Neshama Abraham and Suzanne Spiegel held in the Library at Highland City Club for $25 with full service lunch.
Neshama is a 20-year Boulder resident who founded Frack Free Boulder which 80% of Boulder voters supported for a five-year moratorium on fracking. In 2013, she was honored as “Activist of the Year” by the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter. When she is not standing up to protect Boulder County, Neshama is president of Abraham Paiss & Associates, Inc. a Boulder-based marketing communications firm representing environmentally-focused companies. She also founded and runs a Sustainable Mail Program to reduce the physical junk mail organizations receive in the corporate mailroom with software that removes employees from direct mail lists and provides environmental metrics in saved trees, water and greenhouse gas emissions.
Suzanne co-founded the state-wide grassroots organization Frack Free Colorado, and has been working on this issue since 2012. She helped organize the successful moratorium in Boulder County and the winning ballot measures against fracking in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, and Lafayette. She was an organizer and fundraiser for November 2016 ballot initiatives that gathered more than 200,000 signatures. Now she is part of the leadership team that is running a 2018 ballot initiative to put a 2,500 ft. set back against O&G development from schools, homes and bodies of water. She serves on the Board of Resilient Communities Network.