- Joseph A GarciaLt Governor
- Robert (Bob) RandallDeputy Director, Department of Natural Resources
- Jose EsquibelDepartment of Public Health & Environment
- John HickenlooperGovernor, CO
Colorado Energy Office: Ban Water Withdrawals for Fracking
- Lt Governor
Joseph A Garcia
- Deputy Director, Department of Natural Resources
Robert (Bob) Randall
- Department of Public Health & Environment
- Governor, CO
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Govenor Hickenlooper, CO.
Ban Water Withdrawals for Fracking
CO is in drought. We are parched - literally burning up in June 2012.
Residents water bills are astronomical because of short supply.
Farmers are outbid at water-auction by frackers who can pay any price.
Where will our local food come from?
Billions of gallons of pure clean water is being withdrawn by the gas industry, for fracking. Our clean deep water from aquifers is being transformed into toxic waste - further creating a disposal problem. We need water for drinking and irrigation. We need it to be affordable. Under the current scenario, it's almost like CO citizens are subsidizing the gas industry by paying ever increasing water bills.
This must stop.
We are asking you to listen to your citizens. We are asking you to Ban all new water withdrawals for hydrofracking immediately. And invest in Renewables like wind, solar and geothermal as well as algae.
We need food and drinking water first. We can supply energy needs with renewables.
Germany banned fracking, and were able to provide over 50% of their ENTIRE country's energy (at peak hours) with renewables alone. (and they hardly have 300 days of sunshine like Colorado does) Invest in solar and wind like Germany is proving can be done. They will be totally fossil fuel free by 2025 - 13 years! Where will CO be? They banned fracking because of the outrageous water use and health hazards. Ban water withdrawals for frackers starting today! CO can't continue this way. Running out of water because of the billions of gallons used every day by thirsty polluting gas frackers is not an option.
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