From start to finish, Colorado’s energy industry is committed to the safe and responsible extraction of Colorado’s natural resources.
Colorado’s 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 our people first, but sets 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, multiple studies have shown Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry is continuing to shape the future of responsible energy development. Dozens of studies from governmental organizations, universities, and nonprofits have also been published that show fracking does not contaminate groundwater.
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. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the oil and natural gas industry is among the safest industries in the United States.