Colorado Rising

As an integral part of taking oil & gas to the state, I’m proud to stand with Colorado State Senator Matt Jones, Colorado House District 12 Representative Mike Foote, and many others to officially endorse the efforts of Colorado Rising on a “2018 statewide ballot initiative petition to protect public health and safety from fracking by establishing 2,500 ft. buffer zones between oil and gas operations and occupied buildings such as homes and schools and other vulnerable areas such as water sources and playgrounds.”

This is what it means to take it to the state. As the Editor-in-Chief for the Erie Protectors, I’ve already been active at the local, county, and state levels to protect residents from the onslaught of oil & gas activities.

My statement of endorsement:

Given oil & gas operators are exempt from many federal laws and the COGCC exists only to rubber-stamp their activities, it is the duty of the people to rally in opposition to the onslaught of this industrial activity in our neighborhoods and on the environment. This measure is a meaningful step forward to protect the health and safety of the people of Colorado and the legacy we leave our children.

— Christiaan van Woudenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Erie Protectors.

Take the pledge to sign this ballot initiative petition once it is released!