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WSCOGA’s Ludlam loses his mind

September 17, 2014

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And in broad daylight no less. That’s right. West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association Executive Director David Ludlam actually wrote in a letter to the BLM and distributed it to reporters: “It is evident to WSCOGA members that the shifting Thompson Divide Area is a political concept created by wilderness advocates and not an […]

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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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Ursa meetings

September 11, 2014

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Mark your calendars! Ursa Operating Company announces the Garfield County semi-annual community update meetings. Silt meeting Tuesday, September 30 6:30 PM Colorado River Fire Rescue Station 61 (Silt Fire House) 611 Main St. Silt, CO 81652 Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Parachute/Battlement Mesa meeting Wednesday, October 1 6:30 PM Grand Valley Fire Protection District […]

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More water test sites needed this week

September 8, 2014

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Dr. Susan Nagel from the University of Missouri is conducting a study on the link between fracking and endocrine disruption. She will be in the area September 9-15, to do water testing. However she still needs more water test sites. From Dr. Nagel: My research lab has recently found an association between hydraulic fracturing for […]

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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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