CALL TO ACTION - On Jan 2nd, 2018 - Demand City Council Meet with CELDF

In the upcoming Lafayette council meeting on Jan. 2, Lafayette city administrator, Gary Klaphake, will apparently recommend to council that the City not consult with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) in defense of the Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights and Protections (CBoR), which would ban fracking in Lafayette. (That information is in the council’s agenda packet for Jan. 2, posted here on the city’s website The discussion will take place under city administrator comments in the agenda.) Mr. Klaphake’s expected recommendation will be based on the opinion of the city’s newly hired land use attorney from Durango, Jeffery Robbin

Press Conference - After Trespass Charge Disposition Hearing

David Paul of the Suede Light Brigade, his attorney Andy McNulty of Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP, and Merrily Mazza of the Lafayette City Council spoke after Paul entered a not-guilty plea at the Boulder Municipal Courthouse on December 11, 2017 for a trespassing charge issued while shining two lights on the Boulder County Courthouse on November 7, 2017. "The very government that is working to bring fracking to Boulder County is now shutting down peaceful protest and stopping public discussion on this issue. These sanctions make it clear that we have now stepped outside the box of what is considered an acceptable response. The Boulder county government needs our actions to be controlled and pr

Boulder County Government Official Begins Sanctions Against Community Member For Protesting Impendin

Boulder County Government Official Begins Sanctions Against Community Member For Protesting Impending Oil and Gas Drilling On November 7th, 2017 David Paul, a member of the Boulder County Protectors, while engaging in peaceful protest, was issued a summons for trespassing (5-4-3) by the City of Boulder police at the behest of Boulder County Attorney Ben Pearlman. Mr. Paul, a resident of Boulder County, was participating in a direct action outside an anniversary event for Boulder’s Open Space by projecting a “Ban Fracking” message on the Boulder County Courthouse—a warning to the public that Boulder County’s open space is now under threat from oil and gas drilling. Mr. Paul, raising civil ri

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