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Letter: Protect fracking

The oil and gas industry provides more benefits than we can count to our local community, state and country. But despite all of its benefits, environmentalists continue to fight to eliminate the industry with complete disregard for the comforts we receive from it: warm homes in the winter, countless manufactured goods, medical advancements, tax revenue to support education and recreation, transportation, jobs, the economy … the list goes on and on.

Once again environmentalists are trying to trick voters and essentially ban fracking by establishing unreasonable setbacks from myriad locations. They are trying to sneak this fracking ban through initiative No. 78. According to a new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission report, No. 78 would make nearly all of Colorado unavailable for future oil and natural gas development.

If you’re older than 18, do your homework and decline to sign petitions for this initiative. Please join me and share the facts about this extreme measure with your family, friends and neighbors. No. 78 is bad for Colorado.

Traci Weinbrecht

Member, Piceance Energy Action Council

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