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Vital for Colorado is promoting a “Seven Principles” pledge document, that shows support for Colorado’s longstanding history of responsible oil and gas development in the state.

As a group, we are committed to making sure Colorado continues to thrive, and we now would like to encourage you as an individual business leader or company, to join us in assembling more support by signing the attached pledge.

By signing onto the “Seven Principles” pledge, you will be joining a statewide coalition of economic development groups, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations and hundreds of small businesses that are standing up for this industry. Please join us on this effort.

The following associations, businesses, individuals and government officials have signed the Seven Principles Pledge:

We agree with the seven principles below regarding oil and natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. These principles are paramount to a vibrant and successful oil and natural gas industry in Colorado.

  • explore1 Recognize Economic Benefit

    • The oil and gas industry is a key driver of Colorado’s economy. In 2012, the industry supported over 111,000 Colorado jobs, more than $29 billion in economic activity and almost $1.6 billion in public revenue.
  • tune2 Be A National Leader

    • Colorado is a recognized national leader in energy regulation. We have the most comprehensive and stringent environmental rules in the nation, including rules that require disclosure and ensure the safety and transparency of fracking.
  • security3 Maintain History of Safety

    • Fracking has been safely used in Colorado for more than 60 years and more than 90 percent of all wells today are fracked. Fracking is a transformational technology, opening up more than 100-years of domestic natural gas.
  • assignment_turned_in4 Rely on Science, Facts & Data

    • Policymakers and the public should rely on science, facts and data to guide discussion, not scare tactics and hyperbole.
  • battery_std5 Integrate Backup Sources

    • Development of natural gas is indispensable to the continued expansion of wind, solar and other renewable forms of energy in the state. Because the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine, natural gas is an integral backup energy source—a cornerstone of Colorado’s “all of the above” energy policy.
  • pageview6 Promote Comprehensive Regulation

    • Colorado should continue to regulate oil and gas development in a comprehensive, statewide manner, rather than a patchwork quilt of inconsistent regulations. A comprehensive and consistent approach to oil and gas development is the best and only way to ensure that Colorado protects our natural environment while remaining an inviting place for current and future energy investment.
  • feedback7 Employ Non-Traditional Approach

    • We oppose attempts to politicize energy regulation, enact wholesale energy bans or create regulatory chaos by repealing Colorado’s traditional statewide approach to energy regulation.
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American Council-Engineers Co
American Trucking Associations
Americans for Prosperity – Colorado
Arvada Chamber of Commerce
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated General Contractors of Colorado
Associated Governments of Northern Colorado
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Brighton Economic Development Corporation
Brush Chamber of Commerce
Building Jobs for Colorado
Canon City Chamber of Commerce
Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Castle Rock Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Caterpillar
Centennial Institute
Citizen Action for Safe Energy
City of Craig
Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development
Colorado Apartment Association
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Colorado Association of Home Builders
Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors
Colorado Association of REALTORS
Colorado Automobile Dealers Association
Colorado Bankers Association
Colorado Business Roundtable
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Colorado Competitive Council
Colorado Concern
Colorado Contractors Association
Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Motor Carriers Association
Colorado Mule Deer Association
Colorado Oil & Gas Association
Colorado Oil & Gas Association West Slope
Colorado Outfitters Association
Colorado Prosperity Project
Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Colorado Republican Business Coalition
Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Timber Industry Association
Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association
Colorado Youth Outdoors
Columbine Health Plan
Common Sense Policy Roundtable
Consumer Energy Alliance
Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce
Craig, Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership
Crowley County, Colorado
Delta Area Chamber of Commerce
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Denver Metro Young Republicans
Denver Petroleum Club
Denver South Economic Development Partnership
Desk and Derrick Club of Denver
Douglas County Business Alliance
Downtown Denver Partnership
Durango Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Council of Colorado
Elbert County, Colorado
Energy Council of East Weld
Environmentally Conscious Consumers for Oil Shale
Fostering Unity and Energizing Leadership | Fuel Colorado
Fremont County, Colorado
Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
Grand Junction Economic Partnership
Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
Greeley Chamber of Commerce
Green Industries of Colorado
Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
Home Builders Association of Denver
Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs
Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado
Independent Bankers of Colorado
Jefferson County Business Lobby
Jefferson County Economic Development Corp
Job Creators Network
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain
Keenesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Log Cabin Republicans
Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Mechanical Contractors Association-CO
Meeker Chamber of Commerce
Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
Metro North Chamber of Commerce | Colorado
Montrose Chamber of Commerce
Montrose Economic Development Corporation
Morgan County Economic Development Colorado
NAIOP | Commercial Real Estate Development Association
National Association of Royalty Owners – Rockies
National Federation of Independent Business
Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
Northwest Douglas County Economic Development
Nucor Corporation
Parachute-Battlement Mesa Area Chamber of Commerce
Parker Area Chamber of Commerce
Plumbing – Heating – Cooling Contractors Association
Portland Cement Association – Rocky Mountain
Ports-to-Plains Alliance
Progressive 15 Northeast Colorado
Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce
Rangely District Hospital
Rifle Chamber of Commerce
Rifle, Colorado
Rio Blanco County, CO
Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals
Safari Club International of Colorado
South East Weld County Chamber of Commerce
South Metro Denver Chamber
Steamboat Energy Consultants
The Business Times
The Fertilizer Institute
Town of Meeker Colorado
Town of Parachute
Upstate Colorado Economic Development
Vital For Colorado
Western Colorado Contractors Association
Western Energy Alliance
White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts
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