Supporting good jobs, strong communities, and responsible oil and natural gas development to power Colorado's economic future

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Protect Colorado supports state and local ballot initiatives that promote a vibrant Colorado economy and opposes those measures that seek to harm Colorado’s economy and way of life.

We support responsible oil and natural gas development, which is vital to Colorado’s economic future. We promote the numerous benefits that oil and natural gas development provides to Colorado and our communities.

"Fracking is good for the country's energy supply, our national security, our economy, and our environment." - Governor John Hickenlooper

Colorado’s energy industry contributes billions to our state’s economy and supports hundreds of thousands of reliable, good jobs. Get answers to common questions about fracking and see why our state’s oil and natural gas industry is vital to Colorado’s future.

Colorado Oil & Natural Gas Facts


Jobs supported by Colorado's oil and natural gas industry

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Emissions reduced in Colorado thanks to natural gas

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$31 Billion

Contributed to Colorado's economy by oil and natural gas

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“Today, [Protect Colorado] presented boxes of signatures from Coloradans who support consumer choice for natural gas and ballot cost transparency. The display of support comes nearly one week after the industry’s deal with Gov. Jared Polis to avoid oil and natural gas ballot battles.”

by Joey Bunch (Colorado Politics) | July 30, 2020

“Now is the time for Colorado to come together. We appreciate the Governor’s call to allow time for SB 181 to be implemented properly and thank him for his commitment to oppose divisive and expensive ballot fights for the next two years… We will continue to do our part to help Colorado’s communities thrive and grow, to provide good jobs for Coloradans, and to be a cornerstone in rebuilding the economy we share.”

by Protect Colorado | July 24, 2020

“Therefore, as governor, I will actively oppose ballot initiatives related to oil and gas extraction in 2020 and 2022 from both sides…. Let’s give SB181 a chance to work, and let’s see the full effects of the law instead of returning to the same old ballot box wars that this legislation was designed to avoid.”

by Gov. Jared Polis (Colorado Politics) | July 24, 2020

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