Citizens for a Healthy Community is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to protecting the Delta County, Colorado region from irresponsible oil and gas development. CHC was formed in 2009 by a group of concerned residents and is managed by an active Board of Directors. Delta County and the surrounding lands are a distinctive place in Colorado. It’s where we choose to create our future, raise our families, build our businesses and connect with the land. Like many who live here, visitors come to this corner of Colorado’s Western Slope to tread into the hills, take in the rural lifestyle, pick a peach, hunt or cast a line in our clear streams and rivers. But our surrounding lands, the watersheds that supply our irrigation and drinking water, our communities and our health are threatened by oil and gas drilling. In Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas and other places where gas drilling and fracking (the process of injecting fluids and chemicals deep underground to release gas) has occurred, water is contaminated, smog is common and miles of roads scar the land. We believe that there are places that are simply inappropriate for oil and gas development to occur, and that this inherently risky practice poses unacceptable threats to public health, the environment, and our distinct quality of life.
Click here for CHC’s 2015 Annual Report.