OG Task Force: Don't frack the people of Colorado!
  • Petitioned Mike King

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Director, Colorado Natural Resources Department
Mike King

OG Task Force: Don't frack the people of Colorado!

    1. Petition by

      Coalition for a Clean Colorado

THIS PETITION IS CLOSED, thank you for signing!

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has failed miserably to enforce its own rules and to prevent adverse environmental and human health impacts.  Therefore, we call on the Task Force to engage the People of Colorado in a fair and Democratic exploration of oil and gas regulation to ensure transparency, objective findings and effective solutions.

The health, welfare, safety and environment of millions of Coloradans' are impacted by the oil and gas industry through the air we breathe, water we drink and a myriad of other ways. 

Our homes, schools, public places and watersheds are being encroached upon by the rush to develop new oil and gas resources using hydraulic fracturing technologies that have poorly understood but, potentially life-threatening impacts.

Yet the People of Colorado have no representation on the Task Force, or any meaningful way for our concerns to be heard and responsibly addressed.  

Grassroots community groups around the state are calling on the Task Force, the Governor and our legislative leaders to adopt a meaningful public process, convene public hearings in all Colorado counties impacted by oil and gas development and to expand its mission to include monitoring, designation of no drill zones, Community Impact Assessments and other substantive issues identified through the public process.

Tell the Task Force to listen to the people who's health, safety and homes are directly impacted by oil and gas drilling and fracking. 



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. State lax on energy producers, group says

      "If we took away local control, we would have a true disaster on our hands in a lot of counties,”
      Gwen Lachelt, director of OGAP.

    3. Reached 5 signatures
    4. COGCC receives poor rating in Earthworks Enforcement Report

      Inadequate enforcement means oil and gas development in Colorado is irresponsible. The COGCC fails to achieve its mission thanks to its inadequate enforcement of its own rules. Current oil and gas development is irresponsible because under current regulatory enforcement:

      Inspection capacity is inadequate;
      Violations are not consistently assessed;
      Violations are inadequately reported and tracked;
      Fines are rarely issued to violators;
      Fines are inadequate to punish or prevent irresponsible behavior by oil and gas operators;
      The environment is not protected.


    Reasons for signing

    • Liz Black DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because clean water is essential for all people. Fracking has been shown to pollute groundwater, endanger the environment, and create illness in populations. THIS IS NOT RIGHT.

    • scott olson COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Welcome to Colorado Springs. The fracking capital of the world.

    • Diane Schevene BOULDER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      To end an absurd imbalance of power that threatens life as we know it. This is only one way we are threatened and a great opportunity do do something about it. Thank you for the focus.

    • Arthur Swerdlove SILT, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I live on Silt Mesa and there have been several inital wells drilled within a mile of my home. I am very concerned about the potential health impacts to my wife and I as well as my friends and neighbors.

    • Tom Satriano GOLDEN, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      There is far too much secrecy in this business to trust it. There are too many chemicals and too much water usage involved in fracking. Especially sans 100% transparency- it's a frackin' dangerous deal.


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