About Longmont ROAR
Our group of concerned citizens come from all over Longmont, and from its neighboring rural areas. We share the hope that the City of Longmont will assert its right to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of our urban community. We want to prevent the wasteful destruction of our environment, preserve our economic vitality and our home values, and conserve Longmont’s water, minerals, parks, wildlife, lakes, trails, streams, open space, and recreational areas for future generations.
Oil and Gas Drilling doesn’t belong near our schools, homes, parks and businesses.
Imminent dangers to our quality of life:
- Air pollution (carcinogens in the air and ground level smog) from drilling activities and from fugitive/vented emissions (raw gas) and flashing emissions from condensate tanks during the lifetime of the well. The EPA states that these types of pollution are known to cause coughing, throat irritation, pain, burning, or discomfort in the chest, chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath, asthma, cancer and death. More >
- Noise and light impacts during the drilling and fracking phase (thousands of diesel trucks, noisy engines running 24/7 for several months to years)
- Damage to roads and land from the heavy machinery and equipment hauling
- Property value decline due to the closeness of wells to homes, school, and subdivisions (current regulations require only 350 foot setbacks).
- Water and land impacts from spills and even normal storage and disposal of carcinogenic drilling and fracking chemicals.
- Water use impacts to the city water supply as millions of gallons of water are permanently taken out of the water supply.
- Wildlife habitat impacts due to road building, the proliferation of drill pads, and intensive use of heavy trucks.
- Visual pollution of having hundreds of wells (as many as 800) in and around Longmont
The State regulatory committee, the COGCC, has proven time and time again to not protect the citizens of this state from the above dangers. We need to act now before the imminent danger becomes our daily reality.