August 15, 2019

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Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

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August 14, 2019

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Longmont moves to lift court injunction in fracking ban

Local control granted by SB 19-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand LONGMONT, CO — Today, Colorado Rising, on behalf of Our Longmont, filed a motion to reopen the City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) case in Boulder District Court. This is a first step to lift an injunction by […]

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August 12, 2019

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BLM deems RMR strip mine proposal to be complete

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced on Monday that it has accepted for review the strip mine expansion proposal submitted July 11 by Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates. RMR is seeking BLM approval to expand its limestone quarry on Transfer Trail from the current approved 16 acres to 321 acres, and to strip-mine 100 million […]

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August 7, 2019

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GarCo BOCC authorize $500K to create SB-181 workaround

The Garfield County Commissioners are working to circumvent the recently passed SB-181, and spending tax dollars to accomplish it. The passage of SB 181 changed the COGCC’s mission from fostering oil and gas development to regulating the industry and prioritizing public health, safety and environmental concerns. Other provisions include letting local governments exercise more regulation […]

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August 1, 2019

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The research is in: Stop fracking ASAP

Over 1,500 reports show there’s simply no safe way to do it — and it’s harming us all every day it goes on. By Barbara Gottlieb Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should — especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Concerned […]

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July 31, 2019

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New study shows link between fracking and mental health issues during pregnancy

A new study identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, July 24, 2019, Science Daily A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public […]

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July 18, 2019

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New study links oil and gas activity to congenital heart defects

Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the […]

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July 15, 2019

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RMR resubmits strip mine proposal to BLM

Formal environmental review process won’t begin until mid-2020 Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance that Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates (RMR) has submitted a new proposal for its planned strip mine north of Glenwood Springs. The submittal arrived at BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt on Thursday, […]

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July 11, 2019

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Silicone wristbands assess personal chemical exposure

If you live near well pads or other oil & gas facilities you have no way of knowing what chemicals you and your family members are exposed to on a daily basis. Air quality monitoring is problematical on so many levels, with the biggest drawback being the fact that you can’t lug an air monitor […]

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June 26, 2019

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Medical groups declare climate change a public health threat

Leading medical groups stress that climate change is threatening public health Dozens of the most prominent health organizations in the U.S. have organized to fight climate change by creating a policy agenda declaration that addresses what they call the “greatest public health challenge of the 21st century.” On Monday, June 24, over 70 medical and […]

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