Moratoriums and Community Rights. The Precautionary Principle At Work. The Precautionary Principle. "The time to ensure the impacts on public health are properly considered is before a state permits drilling .”.
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The Precautionary Principle At Work
"The time to ensure the impacts on public health are properly considered is before a state permits drilling.”
Nirav Shah, M.D., Commissioner for New York Department of Health on Reason for Statewide Moratorium
“responsible, balanced development, production, and utilization of the natural resources of oil and gas in the state of Colorado. . .
. . .in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.”
Colo. Rev. Stat. § 34-60-102(1)(a)(I)
If The Second Part Is Not Met, Neither Is The First
“These Setback Rules are not intended to address potential human health impacts associated with air emissions related to oil and gas development.”
COGCC Final Setback Rules (Adopted 2/11/13) at p.2.
“The Commission, after consulting with CDPHE, believes that there are numerous data gaps related to oil and gas development’s potential effect on human health and that such data gaps warrant further study.”
City of Boulder
Local Control Initiatives
New York Moratorium
Dryden, NY Case
Los Angeles Moratorium
Texas Jury Verdict
If The State Won’t Protect The Public
Local Governments Have That Power
If Local Governments Won’t Protect The Public
The People Have The Right And The Power
To Protect Themselves
Colorado Constitution Art. II, Sec. 3;
Art. V, Sec. 1