Brave Colorado mothers fight to protect their backyards and schoolyards
Erie Rising is a grassroots, mom-powered organization, founded by a group of brave mothers, who were not afraid to stand strong as oil and gas operations threatened their children’s health and safety.
Established in 2011, Erie Rising found solid-footing as awareness heightened over eight new wells planned for hydraulic fracturing adjacent to the two of the community’s elementary schools, the middle school and two preschools. In a few short months, Erie Rising has been credited for bringing brush-fire awareness to natural gas dangers in their community, to local government, and to unaware moms and dads.
On June 2, 2012 the mothers and families of Erie Rising will stand strong to Rally against Encana Oil and Gas, in a last ditch effort stop the wells from being drilled next to the majority of the community’s young population. Help us to support Erie Rising in their efforts, in person or for a virtual rally, by visiting them online. Though this well pad may be next to their schools, if you live on a shale deposit, yours child’s school could very well be next.
Erie Rising has been remarkably effective on many fronts. From a powerful beginning with an overnight call-to-action for the largest community gathering on record at the Town Hall, to remarkably discovering an unknown NOAA study revealing the air in Erie, CO had 10x the amount of Propane and Butane and elevated Benzene; Erie Rising has been acknowledged with gratitude from parents and elected officials alike.
The Mom-Team of Erie Rising has remained persistent and continued to bring significant awareness and necessary change in regards to NGD; from speaking at the capitol, to collaborating with experts and organizations, Erie Rising continues to grow in numbers as more parents become informed.
o Erie Rising Mom testified on Federal Regulation: Economic, energy and job security implications of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations (5/2012)
o Erie Rising is credited for overturning a majority veto to a complete unanimous vote for a 180 day moratorium only six weeks later, despite Oil and Gas strongholds in the community (3/2012)
o Erie Rising Mom awarded as “Mom on a Mission” (3/2012)
o Erie Rising received national attention and has been featured by the Environmental Working Group and Healthy Child Healthy World (1/2012)
o Erie Rising Mom discovered unpublished 2011 NOAA air study (1/2012)
o Erie Rising spotlighted by the Boulder International Film Festival as a group to join for effective change (2/2012)
o Erie Rising launched the first full-scale event series in Colorado to bring awareness to natural gas concerns (2/2012)
o Erie Rising Mom testified at EPA hearings regarding health issues related to air quality and NGD (9/2011)
The Mother’s Project™ is proud to partner with Erie Rising. The mothers of Erie Rising strive to ignite passion for truthful information sharing and believe that information is power and should not be withheld, despite regulation which may protect truth revelation. Erie Rising acts as a catalyst for unbiased information and education to be communicated to those who need it most, families in the path of natural gas development.
Thank you for standing with us as we support Erie Rising to protect their children and their schools on June 2, 2012.