What is the Rocky Mountain Greenway?
The Rocky Mountain Greenway is a proposed mountain biking path, intended to go through the previous buffer zone of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, which was officially shut down in 1989 after an FBI raid found severe violation of environmental laws.
Why is it dangerous?
The Rocky Flats site is still widely contaminated with plutonium particles, as well as other hazardous waste such as americium, beryllium, uranium, and radioactive lead among many others, and is not safe for public recreation. Plutonium exposure has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including cancers, immune deficiencies, and birth defects.
Just three months ago, the Broomfield City Council voted unanimously to withdraw their participation in the Rocky Mountain Greenway project, and we urge other city governments to make the same commitment to protect public health and safety.
See our action alerts below to find out how you can take action today!
Join us in calling on the Boulder City Council to withdraw from the Rocky Mountain Greenway Project. Boulder City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month at 6pm, and registration to offer public comment opens the Thursday prior. To offer a public comment at the upcoming Boulder City Council meeting, you can sign up at this link. Registration to speak closes at 2pm on the Monday prior to the meeting.
Recently, the Boulder City Council received an information packet on Rocky Flats, prepared by City staff in advance of their decision regarding Boulder's continued involvement in the project. However, the packet leaves out important information on the history and ongoing risks of the site. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we voice public support for halting this dangerous development, which is why we are asking you to speak at the upcoming open comment period and send a letter to the Boulder City Council, asking them to withdraw from the Rocky Mountain Greenway, or at very least hold an official study session prior to making a decision on this issue. You can find talking points and research to cite at this link.
We invite you to send an email to Boulder City Council at email@example.com
and the Boulder County Commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, please join our sign-on letter, calling on city governments to withdraw from the Rocky Mountain Greenway project.