June 29, 2016

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First biomonitoring study links fracking air pollution to human health risks

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Toxic Chemicals Linked To Natural Gas Operations Detected In The Bodies Of Pavillion, WY Residents Using Both Air Monitoring and New Biomonitoring Methods, Researchers Aim to Connect the Dots Between Air Emissions from Gas Operations and Human Health Impacts Read the report: When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities […]

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June 24, 2016

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5,000 more bites of the apple

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For those of you who follow the Battlement Mesa saga, there is lots of news this week so let’s get to it. Beginning with a showdown in Glenwood Springs between Ursa and Battlement Mesa, coming up next month and brought to you by the COGCC. Read COGCC is coming to GWS in July. This next […]

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June 24, 2016

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COGCC is coming to GWS in July

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What a novel concept! Hold COGCC permit hearings in the vicinity of the drilling and fracking. I wonder who came up with that brilliant idea. No matter. I applaud Matt Lepore and his traveling circus on their recent decision to move their July meeting from Sterling to Glenwood Springs. Battlement Mesa drilling hearing moved closer […]

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June 23, 2016

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Retired Aramco employees speak out on Initiative No. 78

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Background Initiative No. 78, one of 3 initiatives currently gathering signatures for the November ballot, has been under attack recently. Initiative No. 78, “Mandatory Setbacks from Oil and Gas Development,” establishes a buffer zone of 2,500 feet (less than ½ mile) around homes, hospitals and schools, as well as sensitive areas like playgrounds and drinking […]

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June 15, 2016

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Earthworks launches Oil and Gas Threat Map

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Today, Earthworks and their partners launched a groundbreaking new tool that documents every oil and gas well in the United States, in addition to many of the compressor stations and processing plants. Nothing like this has ever been compiled before. Earthworks took publicly available and privately held data to create the most comprehensive, searchable fracking […]

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June 14, 2016

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CSU presents air emissions study

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Post updated 6-15-16 at 10:20 a.m. Garfield County air quality study results presented to public Data from an extensive multi-year Colorado State University study of air emissions from natural gas operations in Garfield County, Colorado have been presented publicly by a CSU research team. Click here to view the slideshow presentation. Study leader Jeffrey Collett, […]

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June 10, 2016

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Whistleblower claims EPA covered up methane leaks

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Whistleblower: EPA Official Covered up Methane Leakage Problems across US Natural Gas Industry Inspector General called to investigate scientific fraud that wasted crucial years in slowing climate crisis while risking safety of workers, communities Durham, NC – A watchdog group today charged that a high-ranking federal official connected to the fossil fuel industry committed scientific […]

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June 9, 2016

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Activists disrupt Hick’s piano recital

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Oops! Did I say piano recital? Must be that photo. I meant book event. That’s right. Governor Hickenlooper wrote a book, I Drank the Fracking Fluid. No. He didn’t. I was just messing with you. He did publish a confessional memoir, loosely based on his life, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and […]

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June 8, 2016

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The Great Unraveling

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Oil, Gas and the Future of Colorado Guest post by Philip Doe* Establishment publications like the New York Times and The New Yorker are quick to describe the relentless drift of Western Europe toward oligarchy and fascism, or to bemoan the end of democracy in Turkey, but they are less inclined to identify and evaluate […]

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May 27, 2016

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Alert level elevated at West Salt Creek Landslide

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Pond breach gashes slide Authorities remained on alert after about a third of the water in the pond at the top of the West Salt Creek landslide burst out early Friday morning, ripping a deep gorge down the middle of the 3-mile-long slide. About 120 acre-feet of water rushed out of the pond about 2:30 […]

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