April 23, 2018

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TEDX webinar focuses on recent study

In March, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. Exploring the endocrine activity of air pollutants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction Many chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas (UOG) activity are endocrine disruptors, including chemicals introduced during drilling and fracking as well as […]

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April 19, 2018

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Waiting for good air

I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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April 17, 2018

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Temporary restraining order denied in Bella Romero case

Public Health Advocates Decry Decision to Allow Fracking to go Forward Next to Bella Romero Academy Greeley, CO — Local public health and environmental advocacy groups vow to continue to fight a decision allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to move forward next to Bella Romero Academy. The groups — including Weld Air & Water, Sierra Club, […]

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April 10, 2018

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Ursa executes end run around state setbacks rule

And rather than protect the health and safety of Tamarisk Village mobile home park residents, the good-ol-boy Garfield county commissioners agreed to fast track the changes on Ursa’s land use permit. Ursa plans to pull drilling equipment farther away from homes Leslie Robinson, with the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, called the company’s move “rearranging the […]

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April 9, 2018

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CSPH study shows higher health risks near oil & gas

Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health By David Kelly Manager of Media Relations at University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus People living near oil […]

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April 6, 2018

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CO Supreme Court affirms setbacks Initiative 97

Ballot initiative language for safer setbacks from fracking operations approved by Supreme Court Colorado Rising begins signature collection for November ballot DENVER, CO, April 6, 2018 – This morning, the Colorado Rising statewide ballot Initiative 97 was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 97 calls for 2,500-foot setbacks, or buffer zones, between new oil […]

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March 30, 2018

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Colorado physicians confronted Hickenlooper on O&G health impacts

Please note: This one slipped under may radar last month. On February 7, seven doctors representing the Colorado Physicians for Social Responsibility Advocacy Group sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper expressing their disagreements and concerns with the Colorado Department of Health and the Environment (CDPHE) report that downplays the public health impacts of oil […]

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March 26, 2018

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Public meeting on O&G emissions set for April in Rifle

Public meeting: Oil and gas hydrocarbon emission reduction efforts The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) is holding a public meeting to discuss and take comments concerning the 2018-2019 oil and gas statewide hydrocarbon emissions stakeholder process. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garfield County Sheriff’s […]

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March 21, 2018

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TEDX study links fracking pollution to health impacts via EDCs

It’s all about endocrine disrupting chemicals — EDCs. Today researchers at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study unequivocally linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. The new study provides evidence that now confirms the presence of endocrine active chemicals near unconventional oil and gas (UOG) production sites through researchers’ recently published evaluation […]

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March 20, 2018

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TEDX podcast: Science of fracking and hormone disruption

The latest TEDX podcast asks: What is the latest science on fracking and hormone disruption? Episode 7:  Dr. Susan Nagel, Associate Professor and Director of the Research Success Center in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Missouri, discusses the science on health effects from prenatal exposure to fracking chemicals, […]

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