Tell Governor Hickenlooper to Ban Fracking Now!

There are over 45,000 fracked wells in Colorado. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can contaminate our drinking water, lower our property values and harm our communities. Governor Hickenlooper needs to stand up for Coloradans and protect our state from fracking.

 
Tell Governor Hickenlooper that it's time to Ban Fracking NOW! 

Learn more about fracking

Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.

To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.

Drilling and fracking:

  • require millions of gallons of water for each well, competing with farmers for local water supplies.
  • produce massive amounts of toxic and even radioactive waste with no good disposal options.
  • contaminate sources of drinking water as a result of disposal problems and the thousands of leaks and spills every year.
  • can lead houses and water wells to explode, due to contamination from methane and other harmful gases.
  • bring untold costs to local communities, from declines in agriculture, real estate and tourism to road damage, public health problems and increased demand for social services.
You can find more information in our reports and fact sheets on our site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/

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Please support a statewide ban on fracking

Dear  [Decision Maker],

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can contaminate our drinking water, lower our property values and harm our communities.





As your constituent, I urge you to ban fracking in order to truly protect Colorado and Coloradans.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]