A large group of GCC members gathered to create a vision for what the Banning Lewis Ranch might look like many years from now and how the City of Colorado Springs should write local standards for the development of oil and gas exploration and production.
According to the Colorado School for Public Health, most of the risks to human health comes from activities above ground. The risks associated with fracking exist but those risks may not become evident for many years.
Additionally, turning this native land into an industrial zone will certainly lower property values and create a blighted area for many years.
Despite our leaders being told that water and air quality are protected, the actual rules allow massive quantities of benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene, methane, butane and many other chemicals to be released on a continuous basis. Virtually every single device could release 15-20 tons of these chemicals each year.
Please read our vision and recommendations and SHOW UP at the May 24th public hearing at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, Room 102 (lower level). 6-8 pm