Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Citizens Groups Promote #CoFracking Twitter Hashtag

January 18, 2012
Media and Public Advisory

 Clean Water Action Colorado, Gary Wockner, 970-218-8310,@CleanWaterCO1

 Sierra Club –Poudre Canyon Group, Shane Davis, 509-570-4422, @SierraClubPCG

  Longmont ROAR, @LongmontRoar
  Erie Rising, @ErieRising
  What the Frack?! Arapahoe/Fracking Colorado, @FrackingColo
  Elbert County Oil and Gas Information Group, @EcoGig
  Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper, @SaveThePoudre
  Citizens for Huerfano County, @LaVeta350

  Citizens Groups Promote #CoFracking Twitter Hashtag

Denver – Today, several Colorado citizens groups announced that they will begin using and promoting the #CoFracking hashtag for social media communications about fracking in Colorado. As fracking marches across the Front Range landscape, the issue is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in the state.The recent change in the state’s fracking rules, numerous allegations of groundwater pollution, increased private property concerns, and massive interest in fracking by local governments has catapulted the issue to the front page of almost every newspaper in the state.The citizens groups predict that public and media attention will continue to accelerate through the 2012 Colorado legislative session and beyond.

The groups encourage the use of the #CoFrackinghashtag to post information about:

Bills in the state legislature dealing with fracking

Local government drilling and fracking regulations and moratoriums
State and federal rulemaking, guidance, and legislation that applies to Colorado

State and federal fracking on public lands in Colorado Oil/Gas/Fracking money – where it goes, who gets it, who’s influenced by it

Position statements made by public officials and agency personnel about fracking

Spills, pollution, poisoning, and accidents associated with fracking

And announcements about public meetings and educational sessions about fracking in Colorado.

Use of the #CoFrackinghashtag will allow ease of information sharing and rapid searches on Twitter on the topic of fracking in Colorado.To use #CoFracking, just put“#CoFracking” anywhere in the tweet and it will show up on a twitter search page for #CoFracking for any Twitter user to see.

The citizens groups are encouraging all people, groups, public officials, local governments, and agencies to use the #CoFracking hashtag so that the Twitter search page can become a trove of easily accessible information about fracking in Colorado.

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