Dec 2012 - Fort Collins adopts a moratorium on oil/gas drilling within city limits, exempting current operations. Cforse canvassing in key districts has big impact.
April 2012 - Fort Collins City Council votes to allow Utilities to offer On-Bill Financing. Councilman Ben Manvel credits Cforse for 2 years of lobbying to get the program started. Councilman Wade Troxell demonstrates letters that Cforse members wrote to him and thanks Cforse for our work connecting constituents to representatives.
2008 – Gallegos Sanitation started using biodiesel in their trash trucks after receiving over 1,100 letters from Northern Colorado residents. Waste Management and Rams Waste have yet to respond to this consumer demand.
2009 - La Plata Electric Association expands efficiency programs for low income families after receiving over 200 letters from members.
August 2009 – The Fort Collins’ City Council votes 7-0 for a plan to improve the Fort Collins’ public bus system after receiving over 4,300 citizen requests. Before our campaign Councilman Wade Troxell wanted to de-fund the bus. Wade responded to his constituents’ demands by becoming a vocal champion for the new plan.
June 2010 – The “Flex” public bus route runs from Fort Collins to Longmont. Letters and support from Cforse members help to make it possible to take public transportation from Fort Collins to Denver. www.flexnoco.com
July 2010 – Loveland city council votes to implement energy efficiency programs after receiving over 200 letters from Loveland Cforse members.
July 2010 – Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) begins the “CARE” program which helps low income families make their homes more energy efficient. Cforse generated over 200 letters from PVREA members asking them to make this move.
August 2010 – Senators Udall’s office calls Cforse to pledge their support in restoring Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessments, which provide property owners with an affordable and convenient way to finance the high upfront cost of energy improvements. Cforse generated over 100 letters to the senators.
August 2010 – The Larimer County Commissioners show interest in implementing a PACE program in Larimer County after receiving over 700 letters from residents and business owners, but fail to act, demonstrating lack of leadership.
Summer 2011 - Governor's Energy Office recognizing financing as a major obstacle to energy efficiency retrofits and pledges to do something about it in 2012.
September 2011- Garfield County Commissioners approve a financing program for energy efficiency after receiving about 200 letters generated by CforSE. Call CLEER for more info. 970-704-9200
Nov. 2011 - Fort Collins City Council passes Conservation Discount Rate (tiered rate) for electric customers. This is a progressive rate structure that rewards conservation and discourages waste.
Dec. 2011 - Longmont passes a 120 day moratorium on oil & gas drilling to buy time to adapt regulations to better protect public health. CforSE generated over 500 letters to help make that happen.
March 2012 - Erie passes a moratorium on oil & gas drilling after CforSE generates 100 letters to the Board of Trustees.