TAFT, CA - JULY 21: An oil rig south of town extracts crude on July 21, 2008 in Taft, California. Hemmed in by the richest oil fields in California, the oil town of 6,700 with a stagnated economy and little room to expand has hatched an ambitious plan to annex vast expanses of land reaching eastward to Interstate 5, 18 miles away, and take over various poor unincorporated communities to triple its population to around 20,000. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — 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.