Our Mission

Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) was created to help educate the general public about the energy, economic and environmental benefits of safe and responsible oil and natural gas development.

In Colorado, we’re deeply proud of our land. We’re proud of the communities we’ve built on it, proud of its beauty, and proud of its natural resources that power our state. Through its recreational attractions and rich natural energy resources, our land made Colorado prosperous. For centuries, Coloradans have worked our land to create strong local economies. We’ve climbed snowy mountains, crossed picturesque rivers, and surveyed plains to discover all the natural resources our state has to offer. We don’t believe anyone should hold this great land back from its full potential. We believe accessing all of Colorado’s natural energy resources is the best way to honor our land, sustain our communities, and build a strong Colorado for generations to come.

Even though the oil and natural gas industry has utilized fracking safely for more than 70 years, most 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 on fracking first before you make a decision.


Who We Are

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, now Occidental 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.

By 2017, other companies joined CRED and its effort to educate the public on the fracking process. Working in communities across Colorado, those independent companies—Bayswater Exploration and ProductionDCP MidstreamLiberty Oilfield ServicesPDC Energy, and SRC Energy—joined Anadarko, now Occidental, and Noble to provide information to the public about the economic and environmental benefits of safe and responsible oil and natural gas development.

We are Colorado energy.