Coloradans, by virtue of our surrounding beauty, are environmentalists. We respect the land, our water, and our air while we enjoy our earth’s resources. For those of us for whom the land and its vast resources are our livelihood, we are encouraged to see the momentous strides to bolster American security, economic growth and environmental sustainability. We celebrate them this Earth Day and National Environmental Education Week. Our land in Colorado provides for our families and communities, and industries, such as natural gas and oil as well as agriculture, are vital to fulfilling modern expectations for life, health and prosperity.