2024 KCP Application
Safe & Healthy Colorado
Primary Project Category:
Secondary Project Category:
Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
Social & Cultural Pathways
Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
Safe & Healthy Colorado formed in 2020 as a coalition of organizations and individuals working to rein in the #1 source of Colorado's GHG emissions and severe ozone nonattainment - oil and gas production /fracking. To protect the health and safety of our families, we need to move beyond fracking. Pollution from these wells increases our risk of birth defects, cancer, and lung disease. The more fracking Colorado allows, the dirtier our air and water become, the more our planet overheats creating suffering through more wildfires, droughts and storms, and the slower we are able to transition to a new, clean, revitalized economy. We are organizing to phase out new oil and gas fracking permits by 2030 and to curtail fracking right away during ozone season and in heavily polluted areas.
How Project Affects Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions:
Replaces/avoids GHGs (e.g., projects that replace sources of GHGs, such as the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat, transport, or other energy uses)
Best Estimate of GHG Avoidance/Reduction of This Project (Tonnes CO2 Equivalent/Year):
Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
We are committed to working toward a just transition to clean energy in Colorado: a future that ensures our health and safety and protects us from the dangers of oil and gas fracking and development. We are organizing for solutions that will clean up the air and water, protect communities that have been harmed disproportionately by fracking and other pollution, help industry workers and dependent communities transition, and stop pouring climate-heating greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation
We are a grassroots, volunteer-led coalition of Coloradans working toward a safer, healthier future.