Tell Colorado: Strengthen Fracking Regulations Now
  • Petitioned David Neslin

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Director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
David Neslin

Tell Colorado: Strengthen Fracking Regulations Now

    1. K M
    2. Petition by

      K M

      Lakewood, CO

By now, the public-health dangers of gas fracking are well known. Drilling companies pump chemicals like benzene and methane into the ground to loosen rock and get at deep gas reserves – and thanks to the Bush administration, aren’t required to tell the public exactly what chemicals they’re using, even though it seems increasingly likely that those chemicals wind up in our drinking water.

Colorado is second only to Texas in the amount of fracking fluid pumped into its ground between 2005 and 2009. Fortunately, Governor John Hickenlooper – a former petroleum-exploration geologist – wants to do something about its dangerous secrecy. He’s urging the state’s oil and gas commission to require oil and gas companies to disclose what they’re putting into our ground.

This is the right move for our environment, which does not need more fossil fuel damage. It’s the right move for public health, which requires clean water. It’s the right move for democracy, since we have a right as citizens to know what risks we’re undertaking when our government issues drilling permits. And it’s the right move for the economy, as it protects tourism, Colorado’s second largest industry. It's not enough - fracking should ultimately be banned - but it's a good first step.

Tell the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: Stand with Governor Hickenlooper and the people of Colorado, and give fracking fluids the proper regulation and transparency they require.

Picture credit: Tenmile Range near Leadville, Colorado, courtesy Wikipedia.

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    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Update: Natural Gas Fracking Already Poisoning Coloradans

      K M
      by K M
      Petition Organizer

      One of the comprehensive pieces on the health costs of fracking has just hit the web--and the lede is about Colorado woman Susan Wallace-Babb, who was first poisoned on a Colorado ranch, and now wears a gas mask and goggles just to go outside...

    3. Update: Fracking Lowers Property Values

      K M
      by K M
      Petition Organizer

      200 signatures so far!

      But there's bad news too. Two companies are planning fracking inside the town limits of Castle Rock, CO. Some Castle Rock residents are already planning to move out, to protect themselves from fracking chemicals.

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • David Mattoon SOUTHGATE, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Natural gas fracking practices may have contributed to the recent large earthquake in Oklahoma

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    • pat dunn AURORA, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      horizontal hydraulice fracking has only been around for 7-10 years. It has proven to be

      unsafe for our water, air and land.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because we only have one earth. Please also take a look at the petition I've created regarding human trafficking, and also sign it if it speaks to you ! :) http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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      • almost 3 years ago

      Nationwide ban on Fracking.

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    • Rick Blotter AGATE, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Fracking rapes the land; it poisons the air, uses an incredible amount of water and poisons the water it contaminates, uses eminent domain for corporate gain, depreciates property value, disrupts wildlife, and jeopardizes public safety.

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