What Do Fracking and Extreme Sports Have in Common?


If you’re like us, anything related to the outdoors—from hiking to mountain biking to skiing—is something to look forward to. But no matter whether you prefer fresh snow in the winter or look forward to clear trails in the summer, we wanted to share a few things you may not know about how important fracking is to outdoor sports.

As Coloradans, we lead an active lifestyle—and we take outdoor conservation seriously. So it should come as no surprise that everything from the helmets athletes wear to the mountain slopes they ride on are supported by Colorado’s pioneering oil and natural gas industry.

For more than 70 years, fracking has been a crucial partner for Colorado—helping grow our economy and supporting our favorite outdoor traditions. From vast oil and natural gas reserves in the Western Slope and the Denver-Julesburg Basin as well as our state’s first-in-nation regulations to reduce methane emissions, Colorado is setting the bar and charting the future of American energy as a leader in safe, responsible oil and natural gas production. In fact, Colorado’s strong oil and natural gas regulations not only focus on the health and safety of Coloradans, but also help keep our air, land, and water safe. Today, supported by advancements in scientific research, strong regulations, and new technology, fracking is more efficient and effective than ever before.

Winter Sports: Brought to You by Fracking

But don’t take our word for it. Scientific research and academic studies have shown how fracking supports our environment and the continued economic benefits of our oil and natural gas industry. And that’s good for everyone.

No matter how you choose to enjoy the outdoors, rest assured that thanks to fracking, Coloradans can bike, ski and explore everything our great state has to offer safely alongside oil and natural gas development.


Carrie L. Horton Elected Chairperson of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development

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