About CRED

Our Mission

Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) was created to help educate Coloradans about fracking’s energy, economic and environmental benefits.  Even though the oil and natural gas industry has utilized fracking for over 60 years, many Coloradans admit to not knowing or understanding what it involves. We’re here to change that.

Our message is simple and clear: Get the facts before you make a decision about fracking.

Who We Are

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Noble Energy, two leaders in the Colorado oil and natural gas community, formed CRED to provide scientifically sound information about fracking. CRED is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and counseled by an Advisory Committee comprised of former elected officials, community, civic leaders, and non-energy industry representatives, such as farmers, ranchers, and educators, who  have a strong commitment to the state of Colorado and its local communities.

Unlike a trade association, CRED doesn’t focus on policy, legislative or regulatory matters. CRED’s core mission is to deliver facts directly to the people who need it most—you.

As industry leaders, Anadarko and Noble Energy are among the most technically qualified to explain the practice of hydraulic fracturing to Coloradans. Independent oil and natural gas companies like Anadarko and Noble Energy drill 90% of the oil and natural gas wells in America and have deep ties to the local communities where they operate.