Fracking is dirty, dangerous, and incompatible with healthy communities or a safe climate.
2019 has ushered in a number of movement milestones, including the passage of SB19-181, a new law stating that Colorado oil and gas policy now must prioritize the protection of public health and safety over oil and gas extraction. However, our work is far from complete.
While we wish this bill went further to ensure all communities are protected, it is a perfect example of how long-term, sustained campaigns can drive big change. For years, 350 Colorado and allies have worked tirelessly to shift the narrative and build powerful campaigns. From attending countless COGCC hearings to helping lead the Proposition 112 safer setbacks from fracking ballot initiative, every effort contributed to this success.
In 2019 we have developed a toolkit to help local communities pass fracking moratoriums during the SB-181 rulemaking process. We’re also pushing for good rulemaking at the state level (through the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC), and in our communities. We will continue education efforts of public officials, community members and students of the dangers of oil and gas drilling & climate change.
Take Action Now:
Call on the COGCC for a pause in oil and gas permits during the rulemaking process – and for strong, protective rules under the new law. Send a letter to the COGCC here.