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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. 

 

 

Letter to
Director, Colorado Natural Resources Department Mike King
I just signed the following petition addressed to Governor Hickenlooper's Task Force on Oil and Gas Regulation..

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Dear Task Force,

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has failed miserably to enforce its own rules and to prevent adverse environmental and human health impacts. The People of Colorado must be engaged in a fair and Democratic process to ensure Task Force transparency, objective findings and effective solutions.

We call on you to listen to the people and communities directly impacted by oil and gas development.

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, quality of our lives, property values, access to local, clean energy alternatives 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 we, the affected people and communities of Colorado, have no representation on the Task Force, or any meaningful way for our concerns to be heard and responsibly addressed.

Therefore, we call on the Task Force, Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate to:

a) Adopt a meaningful public process and convene public hearings in all areas impacted by oil and gas development, including, but not limited to Huerfano, Park, El Paso, Elbert, Adams, Weld, Arapahoe, Boulder, La Plata, Gunnison, Garfield, Routt and Delta Counties. The failure to follow due process violates the spirit of our Democracy and invalidates the Task Force in our eyes.

b) Expand the Mission and Scope to include air and groundwater quality and emissions monitoring, variances and no drill zone criteria, regional build-out and centralized facility develop planning, notification and due process, insurance, restoration and reclamation, seismic analysis, Community Impact Assessments, and other substantive issues identified through the public process.


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Sincerely,