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Do NOT Allow Fracking in Colorado's Grand Valley

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Originally Posted: July 29, 2013

Do NOT Allow Fracking in Colorado's Grand Valley

FROM Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering a proposal to allow fracking in Colorado’s Grand Valley, home to sensitive wildlife and the primary watershed for thousands of nearby residents. Send a message urging the agency to reject the proposal and save Grand Valley from destructive oil and gas development.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3173&autologin=true?s_src=bgco&utm_source=link&utm_medium=appeal&utm_
campaign=email&JServSessionIdr004=tnlnmlrzd9.app305a

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Julia Christiansen, BLM Natural Resource Specialist
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
phone (303) 239-3600
fax (303) 239-3933
online contact form: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/contact_us.html

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The Obama Administration is considering an alarming proposal to allow some 108 new fracking wells.

Send a message urging the Bureau of Land Management to keep Grand Valley’s scenic vistas and wildlife habitat off limits to fracking.

Grand Valley is home to sensitive species like the burrowing owl, the white-tailed prairie dog, elk and mule deer. It also provides clean drinking water for thousands of people in the city of Grand Junction.

But oil and gas companies are racing to expand dangerous fracking operations.

And Colorado has already become one of the poster children for the perils of fracking, with hundreds of occurrences of hazardous waste spills, groundwater and river contamination and other ill effects being reported.

Allowing the construction of more than 100 new wells in Grand Valley at such close proximity to the primary drinking water source for the Grand Junction metropolitan area would be nothing short of disastrous.


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