Eastern Colorado has experienced flooding of epic proportions as of recent and thousands of oil and gas well sites have adversely been impacted. The affected areas have high concentrations of oil and gas mining activities where the vast majority of well pads have been damaged beyond repair and are leaking toxic chemicals into our riverways.
The adverse impacts from petrochemicals and other fracking fluid & radioactive chemicals currently being discharged are gravely destructive to Colorado’s air, water, land, wildlife and human health. It is clear that Colorado and the oil and gas industry was not prepared for worst case scenarios at the expense of the agricultural industry, farming industry, real estate industry, human lives and our water ways that travel into Nebraska.
Governor Hickenlooper must enact an immediate statewide moratorium on all oil and gas activities to include but not limited to; any completed well, currently active wells, Class II injection wells, UIC disposal areas, compressor stations, gathering stations and processing plants. Governor Hickenlooper must deem all oil and gas activities as an immediate hazard to environmental and human health and must prohibit statewide operations immediately.