Top 10 Facts about Fracking
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, Former 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.
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.
Colorado House Bill 13-1278 requires energy companies to report spills—regardless of whether any soil or water was affected.
Why Are Gas Prices Falling?
What’s the connection between fracking and falling gas prices? Here’s is everything you need to know.
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
What is Fracking?
Need an easy explanation for what fracking is? Check out our brief description and then watch Fracking 101 to understand how it works.
Where Does Fracking Take Place?
Fracking typically occurs between 1 and 2 miles underground, over 6,000 feet beneath Colorado’s water table.
Is There a Required Distance Between Fracking and Homes or Schools?
Colorado has the most stringent setback rules in the Rockies, requiring wells to be at least 500 ft from a residence and 1,000 ft from high occupancy buildings.
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.
Erie: A Win for Responsible Energy Development
By Chad Auer, Chair of Energy Council of West Weld (ECWW) and Advisory Committee member of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED)
For those who may have missed it, last week the Erie Board of Trustees voted down an ordinance calling for…
Improving Air Quality
The oil and natural gas industry, environmental groups, and the Hickenlooper Administration teamed up to pass the strictest air quality laws in the U.S.
Colorado has the most comprehensive leak detection and repair program for oil and natural gas production in the country.
Many companies go above and beyond regulations to promote responsible energy production. Best practices reduce noise and traffic and improve air quality.