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WPX announces plan to pollute Rifle’s watershed

July 10, 2014

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Did I say “pollute”? I meant “drill in.” So what’s the difference? What a warm and fuzzy week for Swift and the Beast. First there was this puff piece:  Gas industry, critics weigh environmental practices in Garfield County. Actually that should read “critic” since Anita Sherman was the only “critic” quoted in the article. Perhaps Swift […]

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NY court ruling reverberates in Colorado

July 9, 2014

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A judicial earthquake occurred last week in New York and the aftershocks were felt across the nation’s gasfields. This time the earthquake wasn’t caused by an injection well. On June 30, the NY State Court of Appeals in a 5-2 decision upheld drilling bans in two small communities, Dryden and Middlefield, saying the towns could – as they […]

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Health forum airs 7/8 and 7/9

July 8, 2014

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The June 25th Health Forum broadcast runs at 7:00 and 9:00 PM tonight (7/8) and tomorrow (7/9)  at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 AM and Noon on Cable Channel 10 in Rifle and on line at RifleNOW.org You can livestream the Channel 10 broadcast at those same times at Riflenow.org A big THANK YOU to Jim Bell, Manager […]

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Noble Energy trashes Cache La Poudre

July 8, 2014

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and the COGCC let it happen … Guest post by Lee Buchsbaum, Fractivist.org On June 20, Colorado’s Cache La Poudre River—a National Heritage Area, and home to the state’s only naturally self-sustaining wild trout population—was contaminated by more than 7,500 gallons of crude oil, hazardous liquid waste, produced water and other fracking industry chemicals after […]

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GarCo residents wanted for water study

July 7, 2014

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Do you live in Garfield County? Would you like to have your water tested? On June 28, the second phase of Dr. Susan Nagel’s fracking health study was fully funded. Does fracking contaminate water with hormone disrupting chemicals? Now Dr. Nagel is offering to test your water: If you live in Garfield County Colorado and would like […]

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Fracking health study will return to Garfield County

June 30, 2014

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Update 7/7/14: If you live in Garfield County Colorado and would like to have your water tested for endocrine disrupting activity, click here and leave a message in the comment box. The second phase of Dr. Susan Nagel’s study was fully funded last weekend: Does fracking contaminate water with hormone disrupting chemicals? The University of Missouri […]

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More human testing needed

June 26, 2014

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The health forum was a huge success with well over 100 in attendance. On behalf of me and the entire Tibbetts family, we thank Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and Battlement Mesa Concerned Citizens and everyone who attended what was a very informative public meeting. We also thank Farm Fresh Café for the fabulous supper. Plus […]

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Playing politics with public health

June 24, 2014

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Former state health employees say they were silenced on drilling You know me. I’m not some anti-government wingnut. But when I read stories like this, I could be persuaded. I included a few excerpts from the article but as always, please click through and so you can really feel the full outrage. Two retirees from […]

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What the frack?

June 13, 2014

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Do you remember when I used to do those Friday posts with the O&G news bits you missed during the week and then I made snarky comments to go along with them? Good. Because I don’t either. Blame it on ethylbenzene. I’m not even sure I remember how to do this but it’s probably a […]

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Ethylbenzene changes everything

June 10, 2014

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Sounds like the title of a country western song. A couple months have passed since I published the results of our little family study. Lots of folks have expressed concern and wonder how we’re doing. It has been difficult for me to find words to describe the past two months. But I can still hum […]

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