The Environmental Policy Alliance today launched a new campaign to raise awareness about radical environmental activists fighting to restrict hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. The campaign—Colorado Green Radicals—explores the groups and activists who use misleading “local control” schemes and offer baseless claims to push anti-fracking ballot measures. The launch coincides with a new full-page ad running in the June 18 Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Daily Times Herald, and Loveland Daily Reporter Herald that criticizes the radical out-of-state activists leading the fight.
Click here to view the ad.
Coloradans have much to lose if these anti-fracking activists get their way. A recent study found that a statewide fracking ban could cost 68,000 jobs and $8 billion in lost economic activity in the first five years alone. A ban would also jeopardize Colorado’s status as a major energy producer—the state ranks eight in oil production and sixth in natural gas production nationwide.