Keep the Poudre River Flowing
STOP NORTHERN WATER'S DAM AND PIPELINE PROJECT
STOP THORNTON'S PIPE DREAM
Our mission is to avoid pipelines through northern Fort Collins' neighborhoods.
We want to be a strong voice to influence BOTH the City of Thornton and the Northern Integrated Storage Project to do the right thing by all Fort Collins residents: LEAVE THEIR WATER IN THE POUDRE RIVER.
As neighbors, concerned citizens and members of No Pipe Dream, we made a stand against Thornton and won the day!
On Monday, Judge Stephen Jouard of the Eighth District Court in Colorado ruled against the City of Thornton’s lawsuit. While Judge Jouard felt some 1041 criteria were met, he felt other criteria were not met, so he voted down Thornton's request to pick one of two routes (County Road 56 or Douglas) Road.) With this ruling, the judge put our concerns, first!
It's been a long road for all of us who would like to see a better plan from Thornton, one that could help restore the Poudre River, protect homeowners’ private property, and maintain the nature, beauty and quiet of north Fort Collins.
Thank you! Together, we changed the course of this monster project! We'll keep you posted on future happenings.
Because Thornton may appeal this ruling, please consider a donation to both celebrate this BIG WIN and help our continuing efforts to ensure the Thornton Water Project and NISP Project reflect the viewpoints of concerned neighbors and citizens in the future.
Click here to go the the Donations page.
The City of Fort Collins will host a new neighborhood meeting for the NISP Site Plan Advisory review on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00PM.
See more information on the NISP section of this website.
(See Coloradoan article referred to on 30-day moratorium in previous notice -- "Larimer County Puts Temporary Halt on Oil and Gas, Land Use Applications")
All three commissioners voted to extend the oil and gas permit moratoriums to September 15 and also extend the 1041 permit application moratorium to December 15.
This vote was held after a public meeting on the issue on April 14.
To see the Coloradoan article go here.
To see the Loveland Reporter-Herald article go here.
No Pipe Dream thanks everyone for their help. Please continue helping by contributing to our GoFundMe.
Larimer County Commissioners on Tuesday halted permitting oil and gas and "1041" land use applications until April 15 while County leaders work to revise regulations for the sometimes controversial processes.
Read the Coloradoan article in the Thornton section.
Judge Stephen Jouard of the Eighth District Court of Colorado ruled against Thornton's lawsuit challenging rejection of their 1041 application.
See article above.
On November 15, the Denver Post carried an article initiated by the City of Thornton describing possible growth decline because of water availability.
Read the article here. Read other information about Thornton's water project in the Thornton section of this website.
No Pipe Dream joined Save the Poudre and Save Rural NoCo in serving Larimer County with a lawsuit on January 12, 2021, alleging that former Commissioners Donnelly and Johnson had publicly advocated for Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) for a decade, demonstrating bias.
See more details in the full press release and the Coloradoan article (1/20/21) on the NISP page.
The best letters are personal. Tell them how NISP affects you and your neighborhood.
Tell the Commissioners how this project will affect your life and enjoyment of this area, what it means for your property values, the health of the Poudre River and Natural Areas.
Remember, the City of Fort Collins voted against approving the NISP plan. Please ask the Commissioners to RECONSIDER or REVIEW the approval.
Commissioners vote 2-1 on measure that includes recreation facilities at the future Glade Reservoir.
Read the Reporter-Herald story here and other information about NISP's project in the NISP section of this website.
Linda Griego, a Board member of Save Rural NoCo, wrote a guest column for the Coloradoan in which she explained the serious wildfire risk posed by the proposed Glade Reservoir recreation activities.
Read her column here and other information about NISP's project in the NISP section of this website.
We need your support now, more than ever. OUR NEW GOAL IS $45,000.
We know many of you have generously supported No Pipe Dream and, in doing so, have played a vital role in making so many of our voices heard. We cannot thank you enough.
We use your money wisely; won’t you consider giving to continue our efforts? Our lawyer will be involved in providing direction to working group members and writing legal positions as we go forward.
Where Your Dollars Go - 81% lawyer fees, 13% hired experts (hydrologists), 4% yard signs, 2% administration.
Any river is really the summation of the whole valley. To think of it as nothing but water is to ignore the greater part.
(Hal Borland, This Hill, This Valley)
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