Delta County and the surrounding lands are a special place, special because this place is our home. 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 natural 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.
Citizens for a Healthy Community was organized in 2009 by a group of concerned Delta County residents who believe strongly in protecting this unique place from these threats posed by oil and gas drilling.
Click here for the CHC 2012 Annual Report.