In November of 2018, the State of Colorado was faced with a ballot measure that, if passed, would have essentially shut down the natural gas and oil industry in Colorado.  As a result of this severe threat to the industry, it’s people, the citizens, and the economy of the State of Colorado; well over a million industry supporters  came together, fought for, and defeated this egregious ballot initiative.

Shortly after the election, we saw a critical need to build from the unity needed to defeat this reckless attempt to end natural gas and oil development in Colorado.  As a result, Energy Strong was born.  Since then, this grass roots movement, has grown exponentially and continues to grow daily.  Yet, the opposition continues to threaten and spread misinformation about an industry.  This threat does not end in Colorado.  Each Energy Strong State has its unique battles.  As a country we are currently witnessing activists on a national stage threaten to shut down the industry.

We cannot and will not let this happen!


What is Important to us:

1.Sharing fact-based information about natural gas and oil and how it’s produced.

 2.Educating on the benefits of the industry, including:

  • Our Health, Safety, and Welfare
  • Our National Security
  • The products and comforts we would not have without the industry
  • The cheap, reliable, and plentiful energy source of natural gas and oil
  • Our Environment
  • Our Economy and Jobs
  1. Teaching that Energy should not be a partisan issue. We must change and correct misinformation on what elected officials our saying about this great industry.



The mission of Energy Strong Colorado is to unify the blue and white-collar professionals of Oil and Gas, while fostering community among the Oil and Gas workforce, the supporting-industry workers, and industry supporters.

We proudly educate others about the benefits of promoting the advancement of natural resource exploration and extraction in The United States of America. Through education and empowerment, we ardently defend any and all attacks against the professionals of the Oil and Gas industry, it’s workers, and their families.

We are thankful for those sacrificing time away from their families to produce the energy we all need. Thank you for being a member of this larger community.

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Dustin Case - President

“The natural gas and oil industry in the United States has contributed to the greatest health, safety, welfare, and the cleanest environment in the world.  It’s our responsibility to unify our communities and share this message.”

Jack Hamlin - Vice-President

Domestic energy production techniques are the cleanest and safest in the world; they are a model we should be exporting across the globe.”

Luke Coats Vice-President

“I’m an environmentalist and I support domestic oil and gas development”


Lyndsey Skatberg - Energy Strong Colorado Chapter President

Lyndsey is Energy Strong as she believes this industry is the foundation upon which we can foster all aspects of our modern lives; be it electrification, transportation, refinery feedstock, medicines, or national security. She is proud to be a part of that process, and strongly supports the continued development of Colorado’s vast resources. It is time we come together and move forward with pride.

David Connolly - Volunteer Service and Events

I am Energy Strong because energy is the single most important factor in the prosperity of humanity.  As a proud member of the fossil fuels industry, I want to be part of the solution as we incorporate new energy technologies into the grid.   

Ryan Zorn - Environmental Steward - Team Lead

Andrew Parker, Ph.D - Environmental Steward

Andrew is Energy Strong because he believes the industry plays a key role in the research and development of clean energies globally. Andrew wants to help more people realize the critical role oil and gas play in promoting cleaner environments and is excited to be a part of the Energy Strong team to help promote thoughtful, educational, and powerful conversations around this topic.

Brett Forkner - Environmental Steward

Brett is Energy Strong because he believes that there is common ground to be discovered between the general public’s desire for environmental stewardship and the industry’s will to lead the global efforts of environmental conservation innovation for developing clean energies.

Clayton Nash - Environmental Steward

Patrick Schauer - Environmental Steward

Patrick is grateful to have had the opportunity to experience all sides of the onshore oil and gas industry. His passion for responsible water management drove him to help develop and implement produced water recycling programs across many of the US onshore oil basins and to help improve the environmental sustainability of this critical industry.

Laura Fidler - Environmental Steward

Matt Barber - Industry Technology Expert

We have existential challenges in the environmental and climate areas where we cannot seem to make headway. These are the areas we must address in order to win the hearts and minds of the hostile population.

Megan Nyberg - Community Service Champion

Lindsey Rider - Environmental Steward

Bonnie Ellwood - Environmental Steward

Mark Smith - Marketing and Media Manager

Contributing to the Health, Safety, and Welfare of our Communities and the Environment.


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