The U.S. has emerged as a dominant force in oil and natural gas production, paving the way for possible energy independence within the next decade. This steady supply of domestic energy reduces America’s dependence on foreign countries and unstable, hostile regimes to meet our growing energy needs.
Fracking unlocks vast domestic oil and natural gas deposits, which allowed the U.S. to surpass Russia as the top oil and natural gas producer this past year. And the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that by 2035 the U.S. will be largely energy independent.
Anti-oil and natural gas development measures in Colorado would eliminate a crucial supply of U.S. energy, increasing our reliance on unstable nations, such as Iran, Iraq, Russia, or China and knocking us off the path to energy independence.