May 2, 2016

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CO Supreme Court rules against fracking bans

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Colorado Supreme Court Strips the Constitutional Right To Enact Local Fracking Bans Landmark Decision Favors Oil and Gas Industry Over the Rights of Coloradans Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the rights of Coloradans to protect their health, safety and well-being from fracking through the use of local bans. The justices […]

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April 29, 2016

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Aron Diaz gets it wrong on Jordan Cove

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As you may have already gleaned from the presidential primary, the Republican Party – like the oil & gas industry – is in shambles. That sense of disarray has trickled down to local party politics especially in the Garfield County Commissioners race. For the first time in 20 years, Republican incumbent John Martin faces opposition […]

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April 22, 2016

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Fracking fanatics cling to false hopes for Jordan Cove

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Colorado’s fracking fanatics desperate to breathe life into the Jordan Cove Project have stepped up their lobbying campaign, with a little help from their friends at The Daily Sentinel. Oil, gas group unanimous in backing of Jordan Cove The Jordan Cove LNG project and 232-mile connecting transmission pipeline were the focus of meetings in Grand […]

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April 21, 2016

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Tell CO Legislature to decommission COGCC

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Take action! Tell the Colorado Legislature to decommission the COGCC Renewables NOW! Please join 350 Colorado and partner organizations in sending a message to our state legislators calling for decommissioning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and ending the COGCC’s betrayal of public trust, health, safety and well-being while accommodating the oil and […]

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April 18, 2016

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Colorado oil and gas ballot measures begin petition process

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Two statewide oil and gas measures, one for local control and the other for greater setbacks, survived their final legal challenges to begin collecting signatures. Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development (CREED) announced today that, their issues committee, “Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking,” is ready to proceed with signature gathering for two of its […]

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April 13, 2016

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Stop Colorado push to resurrect Jordan Cove Project

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Hey Colorado! Oregon needs our help The FERC denied the Jordan Cove Project on March 11. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied an application by Pacific Connector to construct and operate a 232-mile pipeline, which would have completed the supply chain of natural gas from the Piceance Basin in western Colorado, to Jordan Cove […]

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April 13, 2016

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Hey Colorado! Oregon needs our help

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Speak up for private property rights and against Jordan Cove! Breaking news – Jody McCaffree, Executive Director of Oregon’s Citizens Against LNG, reports to From the Styx that Colorado politicians and natural gas promoters are putting pressure on the FERC to reconsider the Pacific Connector pipeline and Jordan Cove project: “They […]

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April 8, 2016

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West Virginia study expands research originated in Garfield County

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As part of their commitment to further ongoing research on the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals in unconventional oil & gas (UOG) operations, Dr. Susan Nagel* and Dr. Christopher Kassotis* released the results of their latest research this week. Endocrine Disrupting Activity in Surface Water Associated with a West Virginia Oil and Gas Industry Wastewater […]

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April 7, 2016

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Pipeline Safety Trust survey

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This week a leak in the Keystone pipeline spilled almost 17,000 gallons of crude oil in a pasture in Hutchinson County, South Dakota, causing TransCanada to shut down the pipeline. Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Oil spill estimate jumps to almost 17K gallons TransCanada has increased the estimated size of an oil spill near Freeman to […]

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April 1, 2016

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Obama administration launches task force on gas storage safety

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Above image of Aliso Canyon methane gas leak was filmed in December 2015, with FLIR camera by certified thermographer Pete Dronkers, Earthworks Southwest Circuit Rider In a move that doesn’t appear to be an April fool’s joke, the Obama administration today launched the shiny new Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety. Lynn Orr, […]

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