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A “Unified” whomp upside TDC’s head

April 15, 2014

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Guest post by Anita Sherman* Will someone from the Thompson Divide Coalition answer this question: What good is your strategy when the areas around the Thompson Divide wilderness area are drilled, spilled, fracked, and attacked? While the board continues to say, “We have to believe that our legislators are telling the truth and trust their […]

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CRED’s fake news

April 11, 2014

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You remember CRED, the oil & gas industry’s shiny new PR campaign that suffered an ill-timed launch in the midst a 500-year flood event. Well they didn’t let a few flooded well pads and floating condensation tanks stand in their way. They’ve got spunk – and all sorts of tricks up their sleeves according to […]

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Breaking news! SB-093 killed for this session

April 2, 2014

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Congratulations Colorado! Your protests  and citizen action successfully killed SB-093 — aka Pipeline right-of-way bill — aka Eminent domain bill. Report from Anita Sherman: This morning SB 14-93 was unanimously “laid over” until May 8th, which is the day after the 2014 legislative session ends. In short, we killed the bill! That is, unless the […]

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Support the Hermosa Creek Protection Act

April 2, 2014

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At the core of the Hermosa Creek Protection Act flows Hermosa Creek, a tributary of the Animas River and the source of Durango’s drinking water. The area is a popular destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts because of its breathtaking scenery and close proximity to the City of Durango and the Animas River Valley. After four […]

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Raise royalties on natural gas exports

March 25, 2014

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From Western Values Project – STATEMENT: Americans Should Come First When Exporting Natural Gas Denver, CO — Today, both the U.S. House and Senate will hold hearings discussing the future of liquified natural gas (LNG) exports. In response, Western Values Project released the following statement from Director Ross Lane urging Congress to think of Americans […]

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Connect the birth defect dots

March 22, 2014

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Let’s play a little game called “connect the dots.” I know. It’s the weekend. We all have stuff to do. I won’t keep you long. This article is from today’s Post Independent: Prenatal defects investigated in Garfield County GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A state epidemiologist has been called in to investigate a sudden rise in the […]

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SB-093 threatens private property rights

March 21, 2014

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Guest post by Anita Sherman* On Tuesday, (3/18) SB 14-093 – AKA the pipeline right-of-way bill – was pulled from the floor of the Colorado General Assembly by the 2014 sponsors for a Senate debate. If you’ve ever doubted the strength of individual voices, this week’s action on this bad bill is a reminder of […]

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COGCC report suggests disaster plans

March 18, 2014

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A COGCC staff report released on Monday offers a few suggestions to the oil & gas industry in the way of natural disaster planning in the event of floods, wildfires, and blizzard conditions. But the report stopped short of recommending any new regulations. The report, “Lessons Learned” in the Front Range Flood of September 2013 […]

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Urgent: Pipeline bill on fast track

March 17, 2014

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PIPELINE RIGHT-OF-WAY SB-093 Urgent Action Needed Immediately! Do you want to give the oil & gas and toxic sludge pipeline companies eminent domain powers over your land and water? Apparently, our elected representatives believe these high impact private interest companies should. Read this: Pipeline bill passes House committee Judiciary Committee held lengthy hearing on eminent […]

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Non-GMO Victory Garden reaches critical mass

February 28, 2014

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Guest post by Carl L. McWilliams Founding Entrepreneur North American Solar Network, PBC (under formation) Earth Keepers, PBC, (under formation) New Castle Town Manager Tom Baker and Post Independent columnist Ross Talbott, are cognizant of specific “solar powered incubator testing” this winter at my home on Silt Mesa. Today I publicly announce to We the […]

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