Tag Archives: environment

Where do we go to reclaim the Roan Plateau?

November 21, 2014

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Today’s breaking news – Colorado Roan Plateau drilling battle leads to legal compromise The decade-long battle over drilling on western Colorado’s Roan Plateau — a lofty oasis rich in wildlife and natural gas — eased on Friday with federal and state officials announcing a legal settlement. Nearly all of the Bureau of Land Management leases […]

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Local control dominated task force discussions

November 21, 2014

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This week (Thursday and Friday) Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon oil & gas task force met at The Ranch at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland. On Thursday, task force members were greeted by more than one hundred demonstrators who conducted a public rally where citizens spoke out against oil and gas […]

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New study exposes COGCC’s environmental crimes

November 3, 2014

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A new study examines the environmental crimes of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Two Colorado State University sociology professors, Tara Opsal and Tara O′Connor Shelley utilized green criminology in their investigation of how the COGCC handles complaints. The CSU Center for the Study of Crime and Justice uses this definition of green […]

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Dr. Evil exposed for Halloween

October 31, 2014

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Dr. Evil turns up in the news on Halloween. How much fun is this? If you were paying attention last month, he’s Rick Berman – the guy behind the Big Green Radicals campaign (which I think should mock me so that I can validate my own activism — I am somebody, right?). Over at Crooks […]

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Study shows unsafe air quality at oil and gas facilities

October 30, 2014

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Colorado is one of five states included in a newly released study of toxic emissions near oil and gas production. Monitoring occurred in Boulder and Weld counties. For this study researchers applied what’s known as “community-based monitoring” method, which is essentially the bucket brigade. Local community residents were trained to collect air samples in buckets, […]

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Bob Arrington speaks out on GarCo birth defects

October 28, 2014

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The focus of the article below in Sunday’s Denver Post is on one midwife’s search for the answer to the question: why are there so many newborn deaths in Vernal, Utah? While it may seem as though Donna Young is the only person in Vernal who cares, there are researchers outside the region who do […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of another methane seep on West Divide Creek

October 22, 2014

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Guest post by Lisa Bracken* In August, on our property, I noted the emergence of a new seep along the bank and discharging into the waters of West Divide Creek. I’ve been observing it since then and notified the COGCC and others of the activity on the 20th of this month. My correspondence with them […]

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Task force members tour local gaspatch

October 17, 2014

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Today the Daily Sentinel reported that three members of Governor Hickenlooper’s task force visited Battlement Mesa and Parachute on Thursday (10/16). Task force co-chair Gwen Lachelt and members Sara Barwinski and Russell George were treated to “a tour that included an Ursa well pad just outside Battlement Mesa and two WPX pads inside the nearby […]

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Oil and Gas Task Force schedule revised

October 15, 2014

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The Oil & Gas Task Force meetings schedule has been revised Oil & Gas Task Force website  At present, these future meetings are scheduled: Longmont (location TBA) on November 20-21 Rifle on December 10-11 Greeley on January 15-16 Denver on February 2-3 Denver on February 24 Click here for the schedule of past meetings and future meetings. […]

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Task force cancels Rifle meeting

October 11, 2014

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Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon oil & gas task force met in Durango on Thursday and Friday. The only decision they reached is that they will not meet in Rifle on November 5-6, as previously scheduled. The group decided to move to the Front Range to work in communities where fracking was […]

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