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.
Who Regulates Fracking?
Federal, state and local governments work together to regulate the development of oil and natural gas, including fracking.
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.
How the Obama Administration is Following Colorado’s Lead
By Scott Moore and Ted Brown, founding members of CRED
Earlier this month the Obama Administration announced groundbreaking national methane regulations—mirroring the precedent Colorado set last year.
Colorado House Bill 13-1278 requires energy companies to report spills—regardless of whether any soil or water was affected.
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
Where Does Fracking Take Place?
Fracking typically occurs between 1 and 2 miles underground, over 6,000 feet beneath Colorado’s water table.
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.
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.
Why 2,000-Foot Setbacks Are Wrong for Weld County and Colorado
By Julie Cozad, Commissioner, Weld County
Colorado has the toughest setback regulations in the Rocky Mountain region and arbitrarily changing them would mean Weld County, the heart of Colorado’s fracking boom, would bear the brunt financially through job loss and reduced energy production.
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.
Colorado has the most comprehensive leak detection and repair program for oil and natural gas production in the country.
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.
CRED.org Gets a Makeover
By Jon Haubert
We’ve re-launched CRED.org with new info-graphics and a fresh layout to make it easier to learn how Colorado fracking works, the regulations behind it, and how it benefits you.
Strong Wells Prevent Groundwater Contamination
Colorado requires that fracking wells be encased in several layers of steel casing and cement to ensure that fracking fluid doesn’t seep into groundwater.