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Task force meeting/tour was “clearly a violation” of Sunshine Law

October 19, 2014

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As you recall on Thursday three members of Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon task force paid a visit to Battlement Mesa/Parachute. Task force co-chair Gwen Lachelt and members Sara Barwinski and Russell George were treated to a tour of 3 well pads. Before the tour, a meeting was held. The meeting wasn’t […]

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Fracking Diaries

October 18, 2014

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The headline should have read, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Representative Jared Polis deny public vote on fracking with last minute deal giving backyard fracking the continued green light in Colorado. Instead Lynn Bartels, reporting in the hedge fund-owned Denver Post, gushed that a grand compromise had been struck. […]

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Task force members tour local gaspatch

October 17, 2014

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Today the Daily Sentinel reported that three members of Governor Hickenlooper’s task force visited Battlement Mesa and Parachute on Thursday (10/16). Task force co-chair Gwen Lachelt and members Sara Barwinski and Russell George were treated to “a tour that included an Ursa well pad just outside Battlement Mesa and two WPX pads inside the nearby […]

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Oil and Gas Task Force schedule revised

October 15, 2014

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The Oil & Gas Task Force meetings schedule has been revised Oil & Gas Task Force website  At present, these future meetings are scheduled: Longmont (location TBA) on November 20-21 Rifle on December 10-11 Greeley on January 15-16 Denver on February 2-3 Denver on February 24 Click here for the schedule of past meetings and future meetings. […]

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Task force cancels Rifle meeting

October 11, 2014

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Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon oil & gas task force met in Durango on Thursday and Friday. The only decision they reached is that they will not meet in Rifle on November 5-6, as previously scheduled. The group decided to move to the Front Range to work in communities where fracking was […]

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Democrats sold us out years ago

October 6, 2014

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I’ll keep it short today because this report is really long. Read it. It clears up any lingering confusion left over from the August 4 Hickenlooper and Polis scheme to kill the ballot initiatives and form a task force. Three Boulder Weekly reporters promised to get to the bottom of it and answer the question: why […]

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Task force cites “health” as a priority

September 26, 2014

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It wasn’t all cookies and Kool-aid at Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s oil & gas task force meeting. Like a refreshing breeze across the gaspatch, La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt opened with the truth. Oil, gas task force kicks off La Plata Commissioner Lachelt would rather have ballot questions … “When I heard […]

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Buh-bye Bill Barrett

September 17, 2014

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Denver’s Bill Barrett Corp. To Sell Some Properties, Pay Debt NEW YORK (AP) – Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver-based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located […]

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USGS links earthquakes to gas drilling

September 16, 2014

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Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico SAN FRANCISCO – The deep injection of wastewater underground is responsible for the dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, according to a study to be published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society […]

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Colorado’s fracking fight on PBS

September 9, 2014

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Click on the link to view a 9-minute PBS News Hour report on Colorado’s fracking fight that is well worth your time. Colorado fracking fuels fight between state and local government over control In Colorado, the debate over pumping pressurized water underground to extract oil and natural gas has turned local and state governments into […]

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