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Ahead of Lafayette’s climate bill vote, backers affirm resistance to fracking

January 16th, 2017

Ahead of Lafayette’s climate bill vote, backers affirm resistance to fracking

An anti-fracking ordinance aimed at hobbling oil and gas development within Lafayette through sanctioning acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest will go in front of city leaders Tuesday.

The vote comes just two years after a Boulder District Court judge tossed out the town’s voter-approved fracking ban and marks a return to form for the truculent community.

At the center of the measure is Cliff Willmeng, the organizer of East Boulder County United, the anti-fracking group that drafted the “Climate Bill of Rights and Protections” ordinance and who heralded Lafayette’s fracking ban initiative on the 2013 ballot.

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