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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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Fracking chemicals worse than we thought

June 23, 2014

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The Endocrine Society Press Release Hormone-disrupting activity of fracking chemicals worse than initially found CHICAGO, IL—Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can disrupt not only the human body’s reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors, which are necessary to maintain good health, a new study finds. The results were presented […]

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Meet Michael Sullivan

June 20, 2014

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Michael Sullivan is the Democratic candidate for Garfield County Commissioner. He has been serving as a Garfield County Planning & Zoning Commissioner since 2008. Remember last year when the BOCC gutted the land use codes? Well, Michael voted against those changes. He is planning to attend the health forum in Parachute on June 25, so […]

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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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