The Fort Collins Sustainability Group believes that a five-year moratorium on fracking is in the best interest of the majority of Fort Collins residents. We therefore urge people to vote yes on Issue 2A.
Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on December 5, 2013
In A.D. 64, flames consumed most of Rome. The Emperor Nero, reputed to have played his fiddle while his City burned, was thought to have started the Great Fire of Rome himself, to clear land for his planned palace. His “fiddling while Rome burns” is an apt analogy to today’s failure by the U.S. Congress and many others in positions of responsibility to act to stem global warming. Upon the release of the 2012 World Bank report, “Turn Down the Heat,” the bank’s president, Jim Young Kim, summarized its gravity: “If there is no action soon, the future will be bleak. We need to get serious fast to avoid catastrophe.”
Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on November 6, 2013
Thanks to the Coloradoan for reporting on recent bike accidents. While some are caused by bad drivers and riders, I believe a pressing concern must also be the lack of continuous bike lanes in our town.