Boulder Voters Successfully Keep fracking out of the City of Boulder

The natural beauty of Boulder would be significantly harmed by the destructive effects of fracking

Boulder has 19 drilled wells within the City limits including five wells near Wonderland Lake in North Boulder.

The City of Boulder sits on top of the same "shale play" being actively fracked in Weld County

Fracking poisons 4 to 9 million gallons of fresh water per well that is no longer available for agriculture

Fracking keeps society dependent upon fossil fuels rather than shifting towards renewable energy

Frack Free Boulder accomplished its mission when close to 80% of Boulder voters supported a five-year moratorium through 2018. We are deeply grateful.

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Learn more about the environmental and health damage of fracking in our Research section.

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Boulder City Council supported a five-year moratorium to prevent fracking in Boulder which in November 2014 was adopted by close to 80% of Boulder voters. Click below to contact our City Council members.


A growing body of peer-reviewed research shows the alarming environmental and health effects from hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" on our water, air and citizen health.