1. The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan’s (BVCP) four-body review process requires City Council, County Commissioners, City Planning Board and County Planning Commissioners to review and approve shifts of properties from County jurisdiction to City jurisdiction, as defined by the BVCP. In the recent BCVP 2015 update, the four-body review process was significantly changed. Do you agree with the changes? Why or why not?
Matt
Benjamin
We are talking about the lesser of two evils here with coal and natural gas. Coal drives massive carbon dioxide emissions while natural gas drives methane emissions. Public preference is driven by extraction, and currently fracking is the model for natural gas. I do not support fracking as it is unregulated and environmentally damaging. We will need a mix of fossil fuels to bridge the gap until renewable energy and storage solutions fully mature.