Colorado sets the gold standard for safe and responsible energy development. From start to finish, our energy industry is committed to the safe and responsible extraction of Colorado’s natural resources.
Colorado’s energy producers are committed to the safe and responsible extraction of the state’s natural resources.
Our strong regulations, enforced by independent regulatory agencies such as the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), guarantee Colorado is not only putting the health and safety of its residents first, but it’s setting some of the highest standards for fracking across the country. These regulations include groundwater testing and monitoring, setbacks from buildings, installing noise barriers during drilling operations, and re-routing or reducing truck traffic away from communities.
In fact, the oil and natural gas industry is among the safest industries in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also administers a comprehensive program to monitor air quality and emissions. Lastly, all oil and natural gas companies operating in Colorado are bound by Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws to ensure worker protection.