Air, water, Land and Climate
Fracking is destroying our air
In 2020, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report Card – ALA rated many of Colorado’s front-range counties failing grades for poor ozone quality. Air pollution leads to increased vulnerability to respiratory infections; such as COVID-19.
Currently, Colorado is home to over 60,000 Oil & Gas wells.
There are more fracking wells than hiking trails in Colorado.
Oil & gas operations are taking place on public lands and open spaces. These spaces are held in trust for the use and enjoyment of the people. Yet, oil & gas companies are fracking these lands for private profit at the public’s expense.
Mineral owners can be forced into giving up their mineral estate, even if they do not want to enter a contract with an oil & gas company to lease their minerals.
Fracking is exacerbating the climate crisis
Methane emissions are 60% higher than previously thought
Warming climate leads to increased drought and water shortages, longer and more intense wildfire seasons, reduced snow-pack, and record-breaking heat waves.