Action based on the Precautionary Principle
Stop intrusive land management that could stir contaminated soil
Prevention of Controlled Burns
A prescribed burn on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge was canceled on January 30th 2015 due to public opposition by local communities and a petition to prevent the prescribed burn
A letter was written by the Metro Mayors Caucus to express appreciation for the decision of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to postpone controlled burning operations on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
From the February 19, 2015 AQCC meeting minutes:
Chair Teague asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make a comment on any air pollution issue not on the agenda.
Public comments were received regarding the Rocky Flats prescribed burn permit. Verbal and written comments were received from Mary Harlow and Jon Lipsky who expressed their opposition to the use of prescribed fire at the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge. Though a previously planned burn was canceled, the commenters requested that the Commission schedule a more detailed discussion of the issue at a future meeting. The Commission concurred and directed staff to schedule such a discussion in advance of any future scheduled burn. Written comments were also received from Dr. Harvey Nichols.