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Please help us save Colorado’s last wild places from a scourge of fracking.
The Obama Administration is finalizing plans that will determine the fate of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in Colorado, including 300,000 acres of stunning sandstone canyons, untouched forests, wild rivers and irreplaceable wildlife habitat.
The administration is poised to hand over these lands to oil and gas companies to expand dangerous fracking operations. If frackers turn these wild places into an industrial landscape, the damage would be irreversible.
Send a message telling the Bureau of Land Management to put wilderness protection ahead of oil and gas development in its final plans for the Colorado River Valley, Kremmling and Tres Rios areas.
These lands are beloved by Americans for camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and more. They provide important habitat for countless species, including moose, elk, deer, lynx, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and sage grouse.
Colorado has already become a poster child for the perils of fracking, with hundreds of occurrences of toxic waste spills, groundwater and river contamination and other ill effects being reported.
Urge the BLM to safeguard our public lands from reckless fracking in its final plans for Colorado.
Thank you for taking action to protect Colorado’s last wild places.
The preceding text was originally a press release email from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The original and the online petition it is attached to can be viewed and signed here.
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