Clean Water, CLEAN Air, CLEAN Communities
SAVE THE AURORA RESERVOIR is a group of Southeast Aurora residents who oppose the Lowry Ranch fracking project. We are working to protect our families, homes, schools, neighborhoods, air, water, and community reservoir from the risks of fracking. We are fighting to safeguard the community’s health and quality of life.
What is this about?
Civitas and its subsidiaries (Axis Exploration, Crestone Peak Resources, and Purple Land Management) are proposing a project called the Lowry Ranch CAP to frack 164 wells on 12 sites near the Aurora Reservoir and surrounding neighborhoods.
Local residents are being presented with half-truths and inaccurate research to secure leases on individual owner mineral rights.
Local HOAs and Metro Districts are being presented with financially-attractive leasing packages for the mineral rights of common areas in our Southeast Aurora neighborhoods.
Why are we concerned?
If approved, this project will build drilling pads as close as 2,000 feet of local homes and the Aurora Reservoir.
We do not want Civitas polluting our water and air or creating other risks that other communities have suffered from fracking.
Researchers have found that fracking has immediate and long-term adverse effects on human health, especially in children and the elderly. This project will place wells near our homes and schools and drill under them. Unsurprisingly, Cherry Creek School District has rejected Civitas' lease offer.
What can you do?
Sign a petition for your Metro District or HOA. Participate in your Metro District and HOA meetings and voice your concerns. Tell the board members to just say no to leasing mineral rights for neighborhood common areas.
Reject a Civitas lease for mineral rights for your home or business if you are offered one.
Contact your elected officials at the state, county, and city and tell them to put community health and safety first and to stop the Lowry Ranch fracking project.
Talk to your neighbors about the project and its risks to our community's water, air, and property values.
Join us in our fight to protect our homes from fracking. The most up-to-date information is available on our Facebook page (see QR code below).
The impact (from their own experts)
Read the cumulative impacts study prepared for Crestone Peak, the operator of the Lowry Ranch CAP project. In it you'll find estimates of increased air pollution, anticipated water use and wastewater disposal, and other impacts.
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