Food & Water Watch has worked for years to stop fracking in Colorado, and we’re not stopping in 2019. Governor Polis has the power to stop new drilling and fracking in our, and we will continue to call for a ban on fracking and push him to protect our water, health and climate.
Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is devastating Colorado. This process of drilling for oil and gas is polluting millions of gallons of fresh water and releasing dangerous chemicals into the air. A recent study from the Colorado School of Public Health showed that people living within 2,500 ft. of oil and gas wells are more likely to develop serious health issues, including respiratory problems, birth defects and even cancer. And last year, there were more than fifteen explosions at oil and gas facilities in Colorado, including one in Firestone that took the lives to two people.
Food & Water Watch is also working to build the movement for 100% clean, renewable energy here in Colorado, and across the country. We’re working with allied organizations and our volunteers to push state legislators and members of Congress to support bold, ambitious climate policies that will keep fossil fuels in the ground, provide a fair and just transition to 100% clean energy, and create millions of jobs in the process.
Questions? Contact Jason Harrison, Colorado Organizer: [email protected], (720) 372-1389
- State Campaign
Don’t let the oil and gas industry frack away what makes Denver great.