fossil fuels

Screaming Fees

The costs to taxpayers of recent Keep-It-in-the-Ground protests in Colorado are beginning to surface. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spent $2,500 on overtime pay for the Lakewood Police Department, which provided security as 300 protesters attempted to shut down the Colorado May lease sale.

Colorado Protests Fail to Achieve Goals

The Keep-It-in-the-Ground’s global Break Free 2016 campaign came to Colorado last week and was disruptive. Two protests around Denver coincided with other demonstrations in California, New York, Washington, Europe, South America and Australia. Colorado was a focus because western oil and natural gas production has not only made America competitive in global markets, but elevated our profile among anti-fossil fuel opponents.

Paid Protesters on Tour

Keep It In The Ground protesterUsing every avenue available to protest fossil fuel development, national environmental groups are now organizing protests of routine oil and natural gas lease auctions held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

We’ve got to do something, someday

“The goal is to continue the energy-fueled way of life that people enjoy but through expanded use of renewable sources. It can be done.” Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star 

This comment sums up a many of the reactions we received from people during the Fossil Fuel Free Week. Frankly this isn’t surprising, but at the same time these types of comments are quite revealing.

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