NIMBY ism in Boulder County

The anti-fractivists in Boulder county picketed the wrong house a few days ago. They were looking for a county commissioner, but missed the mark. They would like to see a Climate Bill of Rights and it’s just not happening fast enough for them.

Anti-fracking groups have criticized Jones and her fellow county commissioners for not adopting a “Climate Bill of Rights” or advancing such a measure to county voters’ ballots.
Among its other provisions, the proposed Climate Bill of Rights would assert that county residents have “a right to a healthy climate, which shall include the right to be free from all activities that interfere with that right, including the extraction of coal, oil or gas, or disposal of drilling waste within the County of Boulder.”

In other news a bear was put down in Boulder County because it was attacking sheep. [bold is mine]

Churchill said the bear was an adult male about 5 to 7 years old weighing more than 200 pounds. It had not been previously tagged or relocated, but Churchill said the bear’s behavior toward humans was alarming.
“It was way too comfortable,” Churchill said. “It wouldn’t leave when people were present, and that is concerning.”
Churchill said depredating bears are hard to relocate elsewhere in Colorado because nobody wants a
bear that attacks livestock brought into their area.
“We understand that people always want us to relocate, but if we moved this particular bear, we would really just be moving the problem,” Churchill said.

Next obvious question: If we clear Boulder County of fracking or extracting coal/oil or gas, won’t we just be moving the problem?
Carry on.

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