Impacted Resident Testimony

Impacted citizens from across Colorado have come together to develop their own policy recommendations. The pages that follow are the result of several years working with impacted Coloradans.
We are Colorado

We are Colorado

I’m currently raising three little girls in Thornton while teaching with the Adams 12 School District. Watching the tidal wave of Oil and Gas operations coming at us from the north is making me consider, for the first time in my life, moving away from my beautiful Colorado home. Living within close proximity to large-scale oil and gas operations comes with daily stress and anxiety.

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Mineral lease: An unwelcome Christmas present

Mineral lease: An unwelcome Christmas present

We understood just enough to suffer a lot of anxiety going into the holidays: there was going to be drilling occurring under our property, which is in town and on a golf course, and we could agree to the terms outlined in the extraction company’s offer or we would be forced to become a legally liable partner in the drilling.

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Impacted Coloradans are suffering

Impacted Coloradans are suffering

Colorado families need legislators and commissioners of the COGCC – along with officials from the CDPHE – to build a framework with protocols that are tripped when someone presents with exposure illness so that Mothers are not left alone at their dining room tables trying to piece together what happened and how to fix it.

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Our Home As Refuge

Our Home As Refuge

By 2006 we could count over 40 wells that had been placed in various locations in the area. Another boom would occur around 2016 when developers bought out farmers, and oil and gas rushed in to drill before houses could be built.

The consequence is that we are now surrounded by a constellation of wells that have moved closer and closer to houses, schools, and playgrounds.

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