Top 10 Fracking Facts
There are a lot of myths about fracking and most Coloradans admit to not knowing or understanding what it involves. We’re here to change that.
Is Fracking Regulated?
By Jim Martin, FMR EPA Administrator
Is fracking in Colorado regulated? As a former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), I can tell you without hesitation, the answer is yes.
How Does Fracking Work?
Fracking is a 3-5 days process that unlocks oil and natural gas typically trapped more than a mile beneath the earth’s surface.
Former Governors Back Oil and Gas Task Force’s Recommendations
By Govs. Roy Romer and Bill Owens, CRED Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
As former governors, we applaud the 21 members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force for coming together to address land-use conflicts around fracking.
Why Sportsmen Support Fracking
By Corey Cogdell-Unrein
In 2014, fracking helped contribute $117.5 million to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help preserve wildlife, forestry and our precious water.
Why Colorado Oil Spills Continue to Decline
Here in Colorado, oil production is up and total oil spills are down. In fact, the Colorado Oil and Gas…
3 Takeaways from Colorado’s Oil and Gas Task Force
By Jon Haubert
The Oil and Gas Task Force’s recommendations ensure fracking and responsible oil and natural gas development can continue to coexist alongside Colorado’s communities and environment.
Colorado House Bill 13-1278 requires energy companies to report spills—regardless of whether any soil or water was affected.
Is There a Required Distance Between Fracking and Homes or Schools?
Colorado was the first state in the Rockies to push its setback distance to 500 feet from a residence and 1,000 feet from high occupancy buildings, such as hospitals and schools.
Top Ways Fracking Operators Conserve Water
By Ken Knox, Ph.D, Senior Advisor and Engineer of Water Resources, Noble Energy
Find out how fracking operators work with local communities to conserve Colorado’s water supply.
Are Wells Strong and How Are They Tested?
Wells are engineered to withstand the internal and external forces that are encountered from its operating environment
What’s in Fracking Fluid?
Fracking fluid is 99.5% water and sand. 0.5% is made up of safe chemical additives, most of which are found in common household products
95% of Wells in the U.S. are Fracked
Fracking has been safely used for over 60 years in Colorado, making it a responsible form of energy production.
U.S. Energy Security: A Welcome New World
By Jim Davis, FMR Chief of Colorado Public Safety and Homeland Security
See how fracking is boosting U.S. energy security in today’s rapidly changing geo-political landscape.
Protecting Colorado’s Groundwater
By Ken Carlson, CSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor
Colorado State University’s new groundwater monitoring pilot program measures water quality near fracked wells in real-time.