Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. Yet the oil and gas industry is pushing to expand this dirty drilling—to new states and even near critical drinking water supplies for millions of Americans.
Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It’s simple: No bees, no food.
As fracking booms across our state, it is creating too many threats to our water, land, air and health. There are problems with the handling of toxic waste fluid that's generated, pollution of drinking water sources, and huge volumes of water used. This drilling has already scarred the landscape in communities across Colorado and is starting to do the same in our state forests and local parks. With drilling slated to increase in the coming years, these challenges will only grow in size and severity.
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is “the strongest action ever taken by an American president” to tackle global warming. But some of our leaders in Congress have vowed to do everything in their power to stop the plan. Stand with the president for our health and our future, not the polluters.
Most Americans want more, not fewer, protections for the people and places we love. But the Trump administration is moving to slash the protections and programs that keep industries from polluting our air and water, threatening our health, degrading our public lands, and accelerating global warming. That's why we're working to defend our environmental protections from rollbacks in Washington, D.C.
Our parks, forests and public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals. Yet instead of helping to protect and preserve our parks and other special places for our kids and future generations, some leaders in Congress have other ideas.
Imagine being able to power your life without harming the environment. Imagine our country producing and consuming energy while we enjoy healthy, livable communities. We have the power to give kids growing up today a livable future. That’s why we're calling for a nationwide commitment to 100% renewable energy.