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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.

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Jobs supported by Colorado's oil and natural gas industry

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$31 Billion

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“This is not the time to open the door to unintended consequences, including the possibility for fraud,” Protect Colorado said. “The power to change the constitutionally-mandated signature-gathering process lies with the Colorado legislature, not the governor. If Governor Polis wants to change the way Coloradans choose ballot measures, we urge him to go through the legislature.”

by Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics | May 22, 2020

“The current body of research indicates Colorado would experience major losses across the private and public sectors under setback proposals of between 2,000 feet and 2,500 feet.”

by Common Sense Policy Roundtable | May 20, 2020

“A report released in November 2019 by the Global Energy Institute at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce details how a ban on hydraulic fracturing…would have devastating consequences for the Colorado economy and would displace ‘hundreds of thousands of jobs’ throughout the state.”

by The Heartland Institute | March 25, 2020

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