This petition closed 8 months ago
The public has a right to discuss and review high impact industry permits before they are issued in unincorporated Garfield County. The landmark SCOTUS ruling, which gave corporations - national and global - unlimited opportunities to dictate the terms of local policy throughout the US, has turned many local elected officials into paid industry lobbyists in control of our public funds and budgets.
Garfield County, CO is just one of many counties across our nation that has been hijacked by global corporate interests, using local government to create industry friendly land use codes. Public voice is being eliminated in the process of public policy, allowing corporate interests to create rules that pollute for profit with no regard for public health, safety, or environmental protections.