In March 2017, Lafayette, CO, became the first municipality in the state to recognize a right to a healthy climate for people and nature, and to ban the extraction of oil and gas as a violation of that right. CELDF assisted in helping residents to draft the law.

On June 19, 2018, City Council attempted to legalize drilling, rather than uphold the people’s Climate Bill of Rights. Community members shut the Council meeting down, blocking the legislation and preserving their right to climate law.

Read news coverage here:

Daily Camera: Anti-fracking protest forces Lafayette City Council to adjourn early, suspend vote on new drilling rules

Boulder Weekly: Protestors shut down Lafayette City Council meeting before oil and gas vote

Daily Camera: After protest derails meeting, Lafayette says it will still vote on new drilling regs next month

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