2018 Priority: Yes on Proposition 112
Food & Water Watch is working with Colorado Rising to pass Proposition 112. This measure would restrict new oil and gas development in Colorado by establishing a 2,500 foot setback between new wells and homes, schools, hospitals, and drinking water sources.
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.
This is why we need to pass Proposition 112: fracking is too dangerous to be so close to homes and schools, and threatens our air, water and climate.
The oil and gas industry is spending millions to fight this ballot measure. But the ultimate choice will be up to Colorado voters, so we need to educate as many people as possible before election day.
Join the Campaign to Pass Proposition 112
If you live in Colorado, we need your help to talk to thousands of voters before election day. The best way to do this to by having individual conversations with people, and and share why this issue is important to you.
We mostly talk to people in person through door-to-door canvassing, and over the phone. If you can help talk to voters, sign up to volunteer and we’ll get you started right away!
Our organizers are hosting weekly canvass events from our Denver office. If you can knock on doors for a couple hours, please join us! We will provide all the training and materials you need; just wear comfortable shoes.
Food & Water Watch Denver Office: 1801 N Williams St, Suite 400, Denver CO 80218
Every Thursday at 6pm
Every Saturday at 1pm
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.
Connect with a Colorado Organizer
Jason Harrison, Regional Organizer(720) 372-1389
Jason works with volunteers and local leaders in the Mountain West to ban fracking and move off fossil fuels.