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Fracking Fronlines - Rachel and Charles

Fracking Frontlines: Rachel and Charles

Rachel and Charles live in Timnath, CO. This is their story: "The activity of the fracking industry has impacted my entire family."

Fracking Fronlines - Carl

Fracking Frontlines: Carl

Carl lives in Greeley, CO. This is his story: "Nobody wants semis driving down your neighborhood street, but that's what we have here."

Fracking Fronlines - Michael and Noelle

Fracking Frontlines: Michael and Noelle

Michael and Noelle live in Timnath, CO. Here is their story: "We moved our family here last year and by March, we found out that they were doing seismic testing."

Drilling Rig with mountains

Increase Drilling Site Setbacks in Colorado

Drilling and fracking is marching across the Front Range of Colorado, into suburban neighborhoods beside homes, schools, and playgrounds.

Beaver Pond

Colorado Water Plan Released

In December 2015, Governor Hickenlooper released the first ever statewide water plan. During the 18 month process, hundreds of Clean Water Action members provided public comment.

Sprinkler at a coal ash disposal site. Photo credit: bibiphoto / Shutterstock

Kick Coal Ash Colorado

Coal fired power plants are one of the largest source of pollution in the United States.

From We All Live Downstream

Kern River Oil Field in California. Photo credit: Andrew Grinberg / Clean Water Action

Our Latest Trip Around the Sun: A 2015 Collection of Articles and Insights

January 3, 2016

Highlights from some of Clean Water's favorite insights and developments this year in the world of oil and gas, drinking water protection and climate change.

Thoughts On the Gold King Spill

November 9, 2015

Last week, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 was introduced in the Senate to help ensure that taxpayers aren’t on the hook for cleaning up contaminated abandoned mines by requiring mining companies to pay royalties for extracting mineral on public lands. In August 2015, there was a three million gallon spill of mine waste water contaminated with heavy metals at Gold King Mine. The spill was a result of efforts by contractors to contain the toxic chemicals in the closed mine. This spill has received a great deal of attention, recalling other serious pollution events related to mining in the Colorado Mountains.

The Animas River Spill: A Legacy of Unchecked Pollution

August 14, 2015

Last weekend, I was heartbroken as I watched the Animas River turn orange. For those of you who have not had the occasion to visit the Animas River or drive through some of its mountain towns like Silverton, simply driving by can seem as though you are inserting yourself into a John Fielder or Ansel Adams photo.