Proposition 112 mandates that new oil and gas development projects, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as vulnerable. Over 80% of the state would be unavailable for fracking.
A growing body of public health research shows that living too close to fracking operations, especially less than 1/2 mile, is a serious risk to health and safety. Fracking fouls our air, water, and climate and deteriorates home values. Over 2,200 complaints have been filed with the COGCC since January 2015, and stories continue to emerge about people living by fracking whose health and quality of life are being ruined. There have been at least 15 oil and gas related explosions in the last year and a half since the Firestone home explosion, several of which have killed or severely burned workers and residents.
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