Contact

If you’d like to email us about fracking issues, contact us at:

frackingaurora@gmail.com
or
frackingcolorado@gmail.com

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We also have a google calendar on each page (right hand column) of this website.  “Right Click” on the squares, so a list of options appear.  When you see “Open Frame in New Window” click that and the calendar opens on a new page.  Click on each event for more information.

You can also access our  google calendar at:  http://www.findprogress.org/advocacy-groups/fracking-colorado  (FindProgress.org also has calendars listing for numerous progressive organizations in Colorado.)

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6 thoughts on “Contact

  1. The following is a Letter to the Editor I sent to The Denver Post on November 30, 2011. Needless to say, they didn’t print it. Now I discover that the statistics I quoted in my letter, which were attained from FracFocus.com, are wildly understated. Additional investigation has revealed that there are literally thousands of fracking sites in Colorado, with the largest number centered on Weld County. I could go on, but I’ll let my unpublished letter stand as my contribution for the New Year Holiday:

    Frack the Fracking Frackers!

    According to FracFocus.com, an oil and gas exploration website, there are currently 1,379 operating wells hydraulically fracturing Colorado’s subsoil in search of wealth in the form of energy. They are reticent to suggest how many new wells might be developed in the next twelve months, but media reports indicate that permits to drill are being issued for hundreds more, just in Colorado.

    On average, each well will consume five million gallons of water — an estimate the industry willingly concedes — and the water is combined with as many as a dozen chemicals necessary “to insure that the fracturing job is effective and efficient.” We’re not sure exactly what chemicals are being injected along with sand and water; the industry considers their methods and components to be proprietary, and they guard the information closely. Fortunately, state regulations require that the nature and toxicity of the chemicals must be revealed — sort of. Because of the proprietary nature of the data, state regulators are compelled to keep it secret, just like the recipe for Coca-Cola.

    Meanwhile, my wife and I have installed water-conserving toilets and we adhere to the voluntary policy of “if it’s yellow, let it mellow.” We’ve ripped out the lawns that were growing when we bought our house and we’ve gone xeriscape to conserve what we’ve been told is our extremely scarce supply of water here in the high desert. In fact our water bills continue to go through the roof and we’re subjected to threats of serious financial penalties if we run our sprinklers on the wrong days or at forbidden hours.

    The good news is that the water we sprinkle on our trees and flowers is pretty much free of chemicals, toxic or otherwise. But then again, it’s probably only a matter of time before some of those mysterious fracking fluids leech up to co-mingle with our rivers, lakes, streams and reservoirs, not to mention the aquifer on which we sit.

    Can anyone guarantee the integrity of several thousand fracking sites? Let’s ask BP!

    George Luce, Denver

    Posted by George Luce, Denver, CO | January 3, 2012, 8:44 pm
    • Thanks for the comments George.
      Your letter brings up good points. Isn’t it amazing, with the endless list of citizen complaints and documented accidents associated with fracking, that our public officials continue to turn a blind eye to this industry’s wrongdoing?
      Your comments on water conservation remind me of a letter submitted to the Longmont Times-Call newspaper Dec 13, 2011. It basically said, why should we conserve if the surplus water will be sold for fracking and irrevocably taken from the hydrological cycle. Maybe we should let the faucet drip and that water will stay in environment by soaking into the ground, running downstream, or evaporating.
      http://www.timescall.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/ci_19531501 “Every Drop Counts”

      Posted by lowryarapahoe | January 5, 2012, 6:21 am
  2. LET”S WORK TOGETHER!!! Read this then plan to join us! OCCUPY KOCH TOWN! Pres Day Wkend 2/17-18-19 Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/268783793183220/

    Posted by M Welch | January 27, 2012, 11:30 pm
  3. They are doing seismic testing in Douglas County, now. They are trespassing on private property. The county commissioners and zoning and planning department are indifferent. Employees with Geokinetics apologized to me when I said that our water was going to be destroyed. They couldn’t even deny it. The local newspaper is not even pursuing the story. It’s up to the people to protect their water and the majority of them don’t care or are too uninformed to understand how badly this could impact them.

    Posted by Tina Huston | January 12, 2013, 3:22 am
  4. Those 2 little Jensen boys died of fracking on the western slope and it is a big cover up / smear the mother campaign…..childrens hospital could not figure out what had poisoned them for weeks……….THAT MOTHER SHOULD SUE FOR 10 MILLION DOLLARS

    Posted by the thinker | January 20, 2013, 9:56 pm
  5. Just backed out of 2 properties because of this worry. I am concerned with the SE Aurora area. I love it there, but don’t want this here. Too much open space and no idea what can happen in future. Any suggestions on Castle Rock and Arvada area? Particularly new developments?

    Seen the effects of this in Utah and N.
    Dakota. Just awful.

    Posted by Luvcal | January 25, 2013, 9:47 pm

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