The Forum believes that Colorado should pursue a balanced energy policy and exercise leadership in energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the development of alternative energy technologies. We need to continue to pursue drilling and production opportunities in oil and gas while safeguarding the natural environment and the health and safety of local communities.
The Forum has been actively involved in understanding the controversy related to drilling and fracking for oil and gas as well as the jurisdictional disputes between state and local entities in the regulation of these activities. We have participated in efforts to encourage compromise among vested parties. We do not support using constitutional amendments through the initiative process to accomplish regulatory goals.