Tell Hickenlooper’s Task Force: Don’t frack the people of Colorado

March 22, 2012

Colorado, oil and gas drilling

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If we took away local control, we would have a true disaster on our hands in a lot of counties
By Gwen Lachelt, director of OGAP

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission have failed miserably to enforce their 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.

The grassroots Coalition for a Clean Colorado (C3) is 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.

Please be sure to leave a comment telling the Task Force why you think it’s important to preserve and strengthen local powers to regulate oil and gas.

Together, we will make a difference if we activate our expanding grassroots network!

Please sign and share widely with passion and vigor!

Tell Hickenlooper’s Task Force: Don’t frack the people of Colorado

We can’t speak but people are free to show up.

Task Force Meeting
Every Thursday
9:00 a.m. to noon for the next 3-4 weeks
The Centennial Building
1313 Sherman St., Rm. 318
Denver

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