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Protect Colorado Schools from Hazardous Drilling and Fracking Projects

Fracking at Greeley Elementary
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, appointed by Governor Hickenlooper, is about to approve permits for drilling projects that would place 19 horizontal wells and 20 holding tanks within 1,000 feet of the playground at Frontier Elementary School located in Greeley. If that wasn’t egregious enough, Mineral Resources, Inc. is also seeking a permit for 37 new wells within 350 feet of a low income apartment complex in downtown Greeley—with no notice to the residents of these rental units! Stand with the community in Greeley and help them tell Governor Hickenlooper to say “No Fracking Way” to a fracking rig next to their child’s school or in their backyard.

Send your letter today! Tell Governor Hickenlooper we can’t allow fracking next to schools and homes.


Roan Plateau

Roan Plateau Protected... For Now

Sierra Club, with a coalition of other organizations, and represented by Earthjustice, via court decision, shot a hole in the decision-making processes that the Bureau of Land Management used to develop Bush Administration era oil and gas leasing plans on Colorado's Roan Plateau. The Roan Plateau is wilderness-quality land, but designated for energy development by the BLM. We've won this round; read-on for details

Elk Creek Coal Mine Expansion Averted

The United States Forest Service, challenged by a coalition of environmental organizations including the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, reversed their prior approvals of the expansion of the Elk Creek coal mine on the western slope of Colorado! This expansion, aside from the direct damage to our local and global air quality, mercury pollution in our waterways and lands through burning coal, and pushing clean energy solutions and clean energy jobs away from improving our economy, would have created methane exhaust on bulldozed pads with new roads in what is now a beautiful, inventoried, roadless area that is worth protecting. Read more, and comment on our Facebook Page.

No Nuclear Power Plant in Pueblo

Hundreds of you spoke out against a new nuclear power plant in Pueblo, and WE WON!

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