The Energy Future We Deserve
We’re working to transition Colorado away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy by 2035. Renewable energy can create thousands of good, local jobs, provide affordable energy to middle and low-income communities and give Coloradan’s the truly clean energy future that we all deserve.
For decades, Colorado has been at the mercy of fossil fuel extraction that pollutes our air, contaminates our water and harms public health. It is one of the most fracked states in the country with more than 53,000 active fracking wells. Big Oil’s stranglehold over the state’s elected officials has made it nearly impossible to pass meaningful legislation to protect our families and has allowed the industry to encroach within hundreds of feet from where we live, work and play.
With leaks and explosions related to drilling and fracking becoming increasingly common, Colorado must take bold action to move away from dangerous fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewable energy.
Protecting Our Communities and Public Lands from Fracking
Colorado’s exceptionally beautiful outdoors have been repeatedly targeted for fracking. Food & Water Watch is working to pass the Keep It in the Ground Act to keep fossil fuel extraction out of our public lands, oceans and the Arctic. The KING bill will ensure protection of these beautiful outdoor spaces for the benefit of the public and the planet – not the oil and gas industry.
Defending Clean Water for All
Water is a human right. Safe and affordable water service is a non-partisan, non-negotiable issue. Yet the federal government continues to slash desperately needed funding for water infrastructure. Budget cuts to our water systems put the health of entire communities in danger.
Food & Water Watch is working to pass the federal Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability Act as a solution to renewed investments in our nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems. The WATER Act has the potential to create nearly a million jobs and will generate a dedicated source of funding for much-needed water infrastructure projects by closing corporate tax loopholes, while ensuring that people have safe, affordable and publicly owned drinking water.
The Food & Water Watch Colorado team will continue efforts to defend our food, water and democracy, protect our communities from fracking and fight for a just transition away from dirty fossil fuels to a safe, renewable energy future.
- State Campaign
Don’t let the oil and gas industry frack away what makes Denver great.
Connect with a Colorado Organizer
Lauren Petrie, Rocky Mountain Region Director
Lauren Petrie is the Rocky Mountain Region Director at Food & Water Watch.
Lisa Trope, Senior Colorado Organizer
Lisa Trope is the Senior Colorado Organizer for Food & Water Watch, working with people across Colorado to hold their elected officials accountable to protecting our food, water, health and climate.