Who We Are:
Erie Rising is a grassroots, mom powered organization, dedicated to protecting our children, our health, our environment and our community, as well as those beyond our reach.
Erie Rising specializes in empowering moms with information to make effective change. Founded by accomplished women, mothers and business owners, Erie Rising is quickly becoming an effective grassroots mom-powered organization bringing awareness to the issues related to hydraulic fracturing and concerns for children’s health in Colorado.
To help protect and advocate for the well being of the families in communities affected by natural gas operations. We seek information and education on the health and environmental issues that affect us all so that we can take actions and seek governmental support to keep our children safe and healthy, if and when necessary.
Erie Rising Believes:
- We all have the unalienable right to live in a town with clean air, safe water and a healthy environment.
- It is the duty of our publicly elected officials to uphold and protect these rights and keep us safe.
- It is our duty as committed members of the community to raise our voices and exercise our rights to protect ourselves, our families, and our future.
Erie Rising’s Position on Natural Gas Drilling and Mining Using Hydraulic Fracturing:
We believe the onus lies squarely with the gas companies and our elected officials to prove that natural gas drilling and mining by fracturing is safe and does not pose a real or imminent threat to our children, our health or our environment. We are seeking scientific studies and other information to prove we are not at risk from this activity.
We pledge that, in the absence of that proof, we will take action to keep it out of our community and away from our schools until such proof is available.