FCSG statement on Judge Lammons’ decision to overturn the five year moratorium on fracking

Statement updated on September 20, 2014

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) was disappointed to learn in early August that 8th Judicial District Judge Gregory Lammons ruled to overturn the five year moratorium on fracking within Fort Collins and on city-owned land approved by voters last November. On September 23rd, the Fort Collins City Council will consider a resolution to appeal and to “stay” the effect of that ruling until the appeals process has ended. We urge members of Council to approve that resolution.

Disposable bag ordinance good for Fort Collins

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 3, 2014

Fort Collins City Council members Gerry Horak, Lisa Poppaw, Bob Overbeck, Ross Cunniff and Gino Campana should be commended for their leadership in voting for the disposable bag ordinance at first reading at the July 1 council meeting. Second reading is Aug. 19. We encourage Mayor Karen Weitkunat and Wade Troxell to join the other five to vote in favor of the ordinance.

Calculator provides insight on impact of climate change

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 30, 2014

Arithmetic can be helpful in understanding climate change. Have you ever wondered how global temperatures are related to carbon dioxide, or how much we’d have to cut carbon dioxide emissions to stop global warming? I created a simple carbon dioxide and climate calculator to do the math: It’s online at http://tinyurl.com/climate-arithmetic.

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