Let friends and neighbors know about the importance of fracking and natural gas development in Colorado. Write a letter to the editor today!
What many Coloradans don’t know is that the state relies on hydraulic fracturing or fracking for 90 percent of its natural gas production and it has been safety used for decades in Colorado without a single case of groundwater contamination. Unfortunately, anti-energy activists have clouded the issue even more for Coloradans by spreading misinformation about fracking.
One way to combat the anti-fracking rhetoric is by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Here are some helpful hints for writing and submitting a letter to the editor:
Letters to the editor should:
- Be to the point, your letter should be less than 250 words.
- State why you are writing the letter and why the issue is important to you or your community.
- Explain what you believe should be done to solve the issue.
- Sign your full name, address, and telephone number.
Check out these fact-filled publications if you need some help gathering information:
Need ideas on where to submit your letter? Here’s a list of papers (many of them allow you to submit your letter online):
Loveland Reporter-Herald: http://www.reporterherald.com/
Colorado Hometown Weekly: http://www.coloradohometownweekly.com/news/lafayette
Boulder Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/
Broomfield Enterprise: http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/
Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/
Colorado Springs Gazette: http://gazette.com/
Summit Daily News: http://www.summitdaily.com/
Pueblo Chieftain: http://www.chieftain.com/
Grand Junction Sentinel: http://www.gjsentinel.com/
Greenly Tribune: http://www.greeleytribune.com/
Post Independent: http://www.postindependent.com/
Denver Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/iframe/welcome?r=http://www.bizjournals.com/denver
As always, if you need guidance or are interesting in getting more involved in Energy Citizens’ efforts to support natural gas production in Colorado, feel free to reach out to Sean, your Energy Citizens Coordinator, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.