About EBCU

We are a frontline community fighting oil & gas development in Boulder County through non-violent direct action and a community rights model.

Here are some of our accomplishments:

First grassroots organization within Lafayette, Colorado to address prevention of further oil and gas development, starting in 2012.


Assisted neighboring towns in campaigning for local ballot initiatives pertaining to bans and moratoria on fracking locally


Successfully campaigned and won the most comprehensive ban on fossil fuel extraction in Colorado state history through the 2013 Community Bill of Rights


Continuing to lead the fight to stop fracking in Boulder County, halting all new oil and gas wells since 2012 


Initiated the Colorado State Constitutional amendment, the, “Colorado Community Rights Amendment”, which would give people and communities superior rights and authority to corporations 


Hosted numerous forums on the history of oil and gas drilling in Colorado, and assembled legal trainings on the systemic nature of the fracking problem


Passed the first municipal resolution in support of the First Nation fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock


Initiated the “Climate Bill of Rights and Protections”, the most powerful enforcement mechanism attempted in Colorado in Lafayette and Boulder County 


Conducting trainings across Boulder County on the strategy, use, and implementation of nonviolent civil disobedience to prevent fracking 


Continuing the fight to stop all new drilling in Boulder County and create the civil rights necessary to protect the environment and our communities from corporate harms 


Establishment of the Boulder County Protectors legal defense fund to cover legal expenses and establish legal defense for people protecting the environment through acts of nonviolent civil disobedience. 


Leading the fight to stop oil and gas drilling permanently in Boulder County, through education, direct action, grassroots organizing, and the creation of independent political power for community members and the local environment.



East Boulder County United