Democracy at Its Best: Boulder County Extends Fracking Ban

EcoWatch: “The time is always right to do the right thing.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. As I sat in the hearing room of the Boulder County Commissioner yesterday I witnessed citizen-led democracy in action. In a unanimous vote, three Boulder Colorado County Commissioners voted to extend the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the county for the next three-and-a-half years. The three Democratic party women not only voted against fracking until July 1, 2018, they did so with strong language and gusto as......

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