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Industry group torpedoes Gov’s task force

August 29, 2014

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Once again Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is targeted. This week The Coloradoan published a partial list of the 250+ applicant’s for Governor Hickenlooper’s task force. Click here for the 5-page list. In a move that appears to be designed to undermine Hickenlooper’s blue-ribbon-oil-&-gas-panel-commission-task-force, Energy in Depth – aka Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) – […]

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End fossil fuel subsidies

August 22, 2014

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This is another installment of news you might have missed. The first one really hits home. Not at Home on the Range: Subsidized Fracking Hits Colorado A general contractor in Colorado’s Grand Valley, Duke Cox says the first time he became aware that drilling for gas might be a problem was back in the early […]

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FracFocus is a fraud

August 19, 2014

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Last week a new report published by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) disclosed that between 2010 and July 2014, diesel was used in fracking operations at 351 wells by 33 different companies. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires a permit when operators intend to use diesel. None of the companies had obtained a permit. Fracking […]

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Parachute Creek spill timeline reconstruction

July 18, 2014

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For the past several months Bob Arrington has deconstructed the official timeline story around the Parachute Creek spill complete with all its odd little foibles and discrepancies. Then he reconstructed it with the advantage of time and some known knowns. What he offers here, in his expert opinion, is a more plausible chain of events. […]

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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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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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Become a citizen scientist!

July 7, 2014

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Get involved! Learn how to become a “citizen-scientist” and protect the quality of our waterways in Garfield County. There are many creeks in the Gas Patch that are not routinely tested for pollutants, so the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, in partnership with River Watch, will be conducting a water test training session. Friday, July 11 […]

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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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