Revised Water Bond Is the Right Response to California's Drought

August 17, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

A broad array of stakeholders and interest groups joined Governor Brown to call for action on a proposed water bond that is slimmed down, focused on a key set of investments, and far superior to the $11.1 billion bond currently scheduled for the November ballot.[read more]

Coast to Coast, Legislation Protecting Communities Gains Momentum

March 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Local Legislative Protections

Every day, communities across the country are taking action to protect themselves against the harms of industrial fracking. These efforts are illustrated by events like the string of successful bans and moratoria that passed as ballot measures in Colorado’s last election.[read more]

$26,000 Social Media Campaign Trumps $900,000 Oil and Gas Ad Buy

November 18, 2013 by Mitchell Beer

Social Media and Drilling

The oil and gas industry outspent anti-natural gas fracking forces $900,000 to $26,000 in three recent ballot initiatives. The oil and gas industry lost. Social media and smart, honest content may be what ended up making the difference.[read more]

Boulder Moves One Step Closer to Localizing the Electric Grid

November 10, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Boulder, Colorado overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that moves the city closer to buying the local grid from the state's largest utility. Question 2E, a ballot measure that set a target price for purchasing grid assets, was passed with more than 64 percent of the vote.[read more]

'Ban Fracking' Activists Go Local Because They Are Losing Everywhere Else

November 8, 2013 by Simon Lomax

Tuesday, a handful of cities in Colorado and Ohio voted on local ballot measures aimed at banning oil and gas production. These ballot measures were sponsored by national environmental activist groups, such as Food & Water Watch and Water Defense.[read more]

Voters in Colorado and Ohio Approve Anti-Fracking Measures

November 7, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Voters in at least three more Colorado municipalities, as well as another in Ohio, approved anti-fracking measures in Tuesday's elections, continuing a trend whereby local communities are standing up in support of their right to self-determination.[read more]