12:48 pm - Tuesday December 12, 2017

Springs Fracking Events Advisory‏

Colorado Springs citizens will get the chance to drill deeper into the subject of
hydraulic fracturing at a lecture next Tuesday featuring two retired scientists. Local interest is high in
this technology, because it may be used to drill for oil and natural gas in residential, commercial and
agricultural parts of the city – if permitted. Interest is so high, in fact, that reservations are full.
Citizens who miss the lecture will be able to view it on YouTube following the event. Space for news
media and invited elected officials has been set aside.
Local citizen and concerned mother Laurel Biedermann and businessman John Crandall wanted to
learn more about the issue. So they invited retired EPA environmental engineer Wes Wilson, whose
fracking expertise has been sought by groups across the country, to share his knowledge here.
Wilson, along with water expert Phil Doe (retired Bureau of Reclamation official), will visit
Colorado Springs next Tuesday. Both will be available for brief media interviews immediately
following the lecture.
The Wilson/Doe lecture, titled The Truth About Fracking, is just one of several fracking-related
events being organized by various individuals and groups in Colorado Springs during the months of
January and February. Here is a list of currently known and scheduled events. More are expected to
be announced.
January 8 The Truth About Fracking – Wes Wilson and Phil Doe lecture
6:30-8:00 pm Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S. Tejon, EVENT IS FULL
January 15 City Council Oil & Gas Regulation Work Session
3-6 pm City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor.
Public welcome; public comment not permitted.
January 17 Report on Field Trip to Fracking Ground Zero (aka Bring Your Own Gas Mask Tour)
6:30-8:30 pm Video and personal commentary from citizens who visited a canyon outside Rifle,
Colorado, where drilling and fracking are reported to be having negative impacts
First Congregational Church of Colorado Springs, Founders’ Room, 20 E. St. Vrain
Hosted by Colorado Springs Citizens for Community Rights
Early February Screening of Last Call at the Oasis
Date TBA documentary about our most precious resource, water
Hosted by Citizen-Powered Media
February 12 City Council Meeting – Scheduled vote on oil & gas regulations
1:00 pm City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor.
Public welcome; public comment permitted.

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