Water is the lifeblood of the West. Few places understand that more than Colorado, where more than five million people depend on the state’s rivers, aquifers, and reservoirs for clean, safe drinking water. Our water is shared among farmers who grow the crops we need, ranchers who raise the livestock we want, communities that provide the water we drink, and oil and gas companies who develop the energy resources on which we depend.
Our water does not belong to one individual, one community, or one industry; we are all stewards and we are all responsible. So, when oil and gas ads tells us that fracking doesn’t contaminate our groundwater, we want to believe them. But when facts reveal those words as dishonest, we need to hold oil and gas companies accountable.
We need energy development, but we can’t have a spill every day.