October 18, 2018

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COGCC fails to protect health and safety

Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* We so often hear: “Colorado has the toughest regulations in the universe.” Colorado’s CDPHE, COGCC, and Blue Ribbon Panel (Colorado Oil & Gas Task Force) are sometimes cited as authoritative on fracking issues. Upon close scrutiny the only authority they have is positional, if authority is to […]

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October 17, 2018

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Prop 112 is NOT a Ban

New analysis proves mineral deposits remain accessible, despite industry use of scare tactics to sway voters If you watch the Prop 112 debates, you see industry reps calling the measure a fracking ban. As evidence of this, the industry uses the analysis by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) that claimed 85 per […]

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October 16, 2018

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Study: CO air & water quality impacted by oil & gas

Broad energy and environment study led by CU Boulder ends with significant findings By Josh Rhoten A massive research and education effort on energy and environmental issues led by CU Boulder engineering faculty is ending after a five-year run with significant results relevant to Colorado’s growing energy industry. The $12 million AirWaterGas project was funded […]

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October 15, 2018

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Drowning in a sea of propaganda

The oil industry’s assault on the people and Proposition 112 Click here for the updated version Or go to Be the Change Industry Propaganda:  Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) spokesman Scott Prestidge said, “A 2,500-foot setback (Proposition 112) would shut down Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry and lead to a massive layoff of […]

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October 11, 2018

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Prop 112: The Debates

September 21 CPT12 aired a debate on Proposition 112 which would increase the setback minimums for oil and gas wells in Colorado. Representing the proponents is Heidi Russ Henkel, Colorado Rising volunteer, and Dan Haley, President of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), represents the opponents. Click here to view the 30-minute debate. October […]

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October 10, 2018

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TEDX podcast: Is road spreading of oil and gas wastewater safe?

In Colorado oil & gas wastewater — aka frackwater — is treated to remove hydrocarbons for use on dirt & gravel roadways. Use of the so-called “fossil water” for dust control on roadways is regulated and permitted by the state under the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division. Frackwater treatment companies are required to label […]

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October 4, 2018

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Prop 112 campaign video released

  Colorado Rising released their first campaign video in favor of Prop 112 for 2500 ft. oil and gas setbacks. The video was created by Larissa Rhodes and Marc Crawford who are fresh off winning an Emmy award for the film Chasing Coral. Mark and Larissa said about Prop 112: “We are Colorado residents and […]

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October 2, 2018

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Don’t frack so close to me

Colorado voters will weigh in on drilling distances from homes and schools By Tara Opsal, Colorado State University and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Coloradans will vote on a ballot initiative in November that requires new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. If approved, the measure […]

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October 1, 2018

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How setbacks debate affects Battlement Mesa

If Prop 112 passes this November, it will likely not affect well pad setbacks in Battlement Mesa where Ursa’s 2-stage drilling plans are already underway. But that doesn’t mean residents don’t have a lot to say about it. The Daily Sentinel is currently running an important series of articles by reporter Dennis Webb covering the […]

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September 27, 2018

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From Colorado to Oregon: We’re all in the same fight

Last week a group of activists from Oregon visited western Colorado for a tour of oil & gas drilling in the region. On Monday morning, they stopped by the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission meeting in Rifle for public comments. The group included Francis Eatherington, Alex Budd, and filmmaker Amy Schlotterback. On the Colorado […]

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