Anti-fracking protesters hold rally at the wrong house

LONGMONT — Anti-fracking activists wanted to protest a Colorado official for not being tough enough on the oil and gas industry, but the official says they went to the wrong house.

The Longmont Times-Call reports a group called Boulder County Protectors demonstrated Sunday at a Boulder home where they believed County Commissioner Elise Jones lived.

Jones says she’s one of the home’s owners but hasn’t lived there for years. She says the current residents weren’t home during the protest.

One of the protesters, Cliff Willmeng, says they learned afterward that Jones didn’t live there.

The protesters say Jones hasn’t done enough to stop fracking, a drilling technique that many environmentalists object to.

Jones says she opposes fracking, but she and other commissioners say they don’t have the authority to ban it.


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