Democrats sold us out years ago

October 6, 2014

Colorado, democrats, fracking

Over 100 people gathered at a town hall meeting held by Congressman Jared Polis, on August 6, 2014. Protesters were critical of the Congressman’s August 4 deal with Governor John Hickenlooper to withdraw 2 ballot initiatives that he was backing that dealt with stricter oil and gas regulations.

Over 100 people gathered at a town hall meeting held by Congressman Jared Polis, on August 6, 2014. Protesters were critical of the Congressman’s August 4 deal with Governor John Hickenlooper to withdraw 2 ballot initiatives that he was backing that dealt with stricter oil and gas regulations.

I’ll keep it short today because this report is really long. Read it. It clears up any lingering confusion left over from the August 4 Hickenlooper and Polis scheme to kill the ballot initiatives and form a task force. Three Boulder Weekly reporters promised to get to the bottom of it and answer the question: why did two big-D Democrats call a halt to the small-d democratic process?

This is one of the most important reports you will read this year.

Who killed the vote on fracking?
Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups

… Is it really accurate to blame Polis and Hickenlooper for the fact that the measures died before they made the ballot?

On Aug. 7, in a Boulder Weekly column we promised to use every resource at our disposal to investigate and shed light on why the citizens of Colorado had been denied their opportunity to vote on the critical matter of who controls drilling and fracking in their communities and neighborhoods.

We have done our best to keep that pledge and believe that the following report will shed more light on why a statewide drilling/fracking vote in Colorado will not happen this November …

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4 Comments on “Democrats sold us out years ago”

  1. Elizabeth K. Burton Says:

    Sounds like you’ve inherited what we in Texas call Democrats lite. They’re more Republican than Democrat, and the only way to get rid of them is to persuade the representatives who are real Dems to run. It takes boots on the ground to get them elected, but given the GOP/Dem Lite disconnect from the real world, it can be done.

  2. Peggy Tibbetts Says:

    Funny — we call them Republican-lite here. But I think this report confirms that change won’t come from politics it has to come from science — real independent scientific research that shows what fracking is doing to our health and our environment.

  3. Fiona Lloyd Says:

    Well written and immensely depressing.

    “What has been learned over the last two months is that a powerful grassroots movement aimed at local control over drilling and fracking is more powerful than the Democratic Party and its wealthy controllers. Citizens have also learned that if they want real democratic change, they will have to do it without the support of the current incarnation of the Democratic Party or the national environmental groups.”

    We’re on our own, kids.

    The BoCC is our most important target. We need independent minds leading us into our increasingly filthy future.

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