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News Release | Environment Colorado

Children and Elderly at Risk from “Dangerous and Close” Fracking

Denver, CO. –More than 54,567 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in Colorado attend schools within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Dangerous and Close

Oil and gas companies are fracking near our communities, polluting our air and water, and risking the health of our children and other vulnerable populations. Fracking often is done very close to vulnerable people – infants, school children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems – even though communities typically seek to keep industrial activities far away from facilities serving these populations, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and day care centers. 

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Report | Environment Colorado

Lighting the Way 4

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Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

The combination of two technologies— hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—has enabled the oil and gas industry to engage in an effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking,” however, has also led to tremendous environmental harm and put the health and safety of communities across the state and country at risk. This report quantifies the total impacts on our air, water and climate over the last decade.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Briefing: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply 100% of our energy

Denver, CO — Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, a coalition of experts said today.

“A 100 percent clean energy future isn’t only technically possible and imperative for slowing climate change,” said Kim Stevens, director of Environment Colorado, who spoke this morning on a renewable energy briefing. “It will also ensure a more resilient electric grid and more stable economy.”

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