Date delivered: Oct. 28, 2017
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer supporting Question 301 in Broomfield says that children will suffer health consequences from living near oil and gas operations. The ballot initiative would require city officials to consider health, safety and welfare of residents when considering oil and gas development. Opponents of the initiative note that the photos used in the mailer are stock photos, not pictures from Broomfield. Researchers differ on health hazards posed by oil and gas development.
About the messenger: Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Broomfield is supporting Question 301, which require city officials to consider health, safety and welfare of residents when considering oil and gas development.
The messenger's money: Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Broomfield, one of two groups supporting 301, reported receiving $35,000 from the national Sierra Club on Nov. 2, while spending $26,123 on mailers through Oct. 29. The group also reported receiving $1,152 of in-kind goods: a voter list from Colorado Sierra Club and a logo from Broomfield Health & Safety First.