The Colorado Forum was established in 1978 to create an informed, objective voice on critical public policy issues facing the state.  Our 77 members are recognized leaders in the business, education, health care, media, legal, real estate, agriculture, financial, energy, consulting, tourism, construction, and non-profit communities and represent disparate parts of the state.  Forum membership is politically diverse; we are a nonpartisan organization that operates by 100% consensus. Read More.



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Our Perspective


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.


Our Work


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 and to better understand the health impacts of drilling close to populated areas.  We do not support using constitutional amendments through the initiative process to accomplish regulatory goals.