Fracking: Coming to a neighborhood near you?

This map is a fundamental resource for understanding the issue of oil and gas wells in the City of Longmont.

The Red Zones are locations where the Colorado Oil and Gas conservation Commission (COGCC) allows oil wells to be located on the surface.

There are Red Zones in Rough and Ready park, Jim Hamm Nature Area, Union Reservoir, Sandstone Ranch, Quail Campus, the Airport, Dickens Park, Rogers Grove Park, Golden Ponds, Blue Skies Park, Sunset Golf Course, Fox Hill Golf Course, Clark Centennial park, Ute Creek Golf Course, Mountain View Cemetery, MacIntosh lake, Twin Peaks Golf Course, Dog Park #2 and the Fairgrounds. Red Zones are located near Steven Day Park, Affolter Park, Willow Farm Park and about 1/2 of Longmont’s Schools.


If you don’t believe that there will be oil and gas wells drilled at these locations, then ask the COGCC if they are willing to specifically designate a single one of them as ‘off-limits’ to drillers. Indeed, the COGCC threatens legal action against any attempt to protect these Red Zones, and they permit oil operators to harm the public by using open toxic waste pits within them.

All of Longmont’s neighborhoods are at risk!

  5 comments for “Fracking: Coming to a neighborhood near you?

  1. Brittany Ballard
    March 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I think what your company is doing is wrong. It’s endangering people, animal, plants, etc. My school has a program, called earth explores. We are stating the reason why your wells are causing harm to the earth. I think and everyone else agrees, stop drilling. You are going to make things much harder for the next generation to clean up your mess.

  2. Gregory Iwan
    March 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    It should be remembered always that today’s drilling can EXTRACT from beneath surface estates more than six miles from the drill pad. Directional and horizontal, multi-bore holes can provide multiple pathways for fluids introduced at the surface, fluids whose composition reads like the contents of a cabinet at Auschwitz or Bergen-Belsen. The end always justifies the means, no?

  3. March 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Brittany, I’m glad you’re learning about the dangers to the environment that drilling is causing. There are many companies doing this. Longmont ROAR is fighting to prevent this from happening. And Free Range Longmont is proud to help them inform people about these dangers.

  4. KK
    March 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I believe that Fracking is WRONG!!!!!!!! I am doing a research paper and it is so wrong to people, animals, the environment. Everyone except the people who make money off of it (the government).

  5. Renee Hutchindon
    January 29, 2016 at 7:02 am

    We live in Longview Manufactured Community. We all have been sick with coughs and rashes all fall and still are. They just drilled at least three new wells right next to us. I took my grandson out to play for an hour last weekend at our neighborhood park and we started coughing a lot and had asthma all night. I noticed there are a lot fewer kids playing outside here lately and now I know why. The fracking is making us ill! This used to be s nice family community that we were planning to retire in but no longer. Now we are looking to leave the state because we don’t trust the state not to frack everywhere we might go. They are destroying our health and home values!

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