Stop Fracking Colorado

fracking signs.jpgThere are 45,000 fracked wells in Colorado with plans to frack thousands more despite the fact that fracking has been shown to negatively impact the health and safety of communities around the country. Shockingly, there have been almost no independent studies done in Colorado on the impacts of fracking to health, safety, property, air or water in our state.

Why are our elected officials charging forward with this potentially dangerous practice without confirming that it will not harm our communities? Please sign the petition below calling for a statewide moratorium until fracking is proven safe in Colorado.

Due to the recent election, not all of the newly elected representatives have official email addresses yet, but we'll be delivering your signature and additional message by hand directly to your newly elected officials.

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 moratorium on fracking

Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to protect Colorado by implementing a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.



I urge you to protect your constituents by supporting a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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