Colorado must protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents above the financial interest of oil and gas operators and corporations. Oil and gas development must occur in a way that protects the environment and wildlife. Colorado and federal legislation, regulation and rulemaking must recognize local control of oil and gas operations by affected cities and neighborhoods. Oil and gas operators and corporations should be responsible for the cost of cleaning up the external impacts of their operations. Local communities should not have to bear the cost to their health, well-being, and way of life while corporations profit from large industrial operations in their communities.