Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas is a relatively new practice and has been linked to lowered air standards, contaminated water and other risks to the public. It is imperative that we take steps to limit these dangers by imposing adequate regulations on the industry. COGCC regulations do not go far enough towards protecting the rights of the citizens of Colorado nor do they have adequate staff to do so. It is therefore up to local elected officials to stand up for the safety and well being of their citizens.
As a citizen of the City of Colorado Springs, the State of Colorado and the United States of America, we are guaranteed the right to safe, clean and replenishable water and air. By this standard we implore the City Council to extend the moratorium on Oil and Gas Drilling until such time as regulations can be put in place which will protect its citizens and their right to clean drinking water and clean air. The regulations set forth by COGCC do not go far enough towards this, nor do they have adequate staff implemented to regulate the industry at a sufficient level. It is therefore up to the elected officials of the city to diligently strive to protect its fellow citizenry and to make every effort to protect our precious resources for the growth of future generations.
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