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Longmont, Colorado Anti-Fracking Group: People of the Year!

 

Last month, Judith Blackburn told us about the successful anti-fracking electoral campaign the group “Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont” waged this fall, to stop fracking inside their city. In late December, the group was named Boulder Weekly’s People of the Year. “It was strength in numbers that made it possible for the group…to overcome a $440,000 campaign launched by oil and gas companies in an effort to defeat the charter amendment banning hydraulic fracturing within city limits. More than any other single group or individual, ‘Our Longmont’ had a transformative effect on the discussion of perhaps the most important issue of the year…It is historically conservative, rural, Republican Longmont—not its liberal brother Boulder this time—that the county, state and even nation has to thank for its leadership on this important environmental issue.” Indeed!

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