August 16, 2018

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Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011

DURHAM, NC — The amount of water used per well for hydraulic fracturing surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major U.S. shale gas and oil production regions, a new Duke University study finds. The study, The intensification of the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing is published this week at […]

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August 15, 2018

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COGCC report is wrong on Initiative 97

Guest post by Bob Arrington, PE* Initiative 97 would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings, as well as public parks, public open space, irrigation canals, lakes, rivers, perennial or intermittent streams and any additional vulnerable areas designated by the state or a […]

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August 6, 2018

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Coloradans support setbacks

In the face of enormous odds and attacks from all sides, the Colorado Rising team reports an overwhelming groundswell of support from Coloradans over the past weekend. Today they delivered over 171,000 signatures for the “Safer Setbacks from Fracking” initiative to the Secretary of State’s Office. Initiative 97 requires at least 98,462 valid signatures to […]

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August 2, 2018

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Bloody but unbowed Initiative 97 rages on

*Updated August 3 with links to stories on KDNK and KGNU below As the August 6 deadline for signatures looms over Initiative 97, the more than 550 volunteers are gearing up for a final statewide effort this weekend. Meanwhile the oil & gas industry has pulled out all their dirty tricks to stop to them. […]

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July 31, 2018

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Cache Creek Fire burning in oil & gas country

Two new wildfires started up on White River National Forest lands on the West Slope this past weekend. The Cache Creek Fire is burning about 8 miles southwest of Rifle, Colorado, and has grown to over 400 acres as of today. Four cabins along Battlement Creek Reservoir Road have been evacuated. Oil and gas infrastructure […]

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July 26, 2018

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Oil and gas industry group linked to Initiative 97 harassment

At a press conference today at the State Capitol supporters of Initiative 97, which favors 2500-foot setbacks for new oil & gas facilities, vowed to fight on as they contend with their own setbacks. Colorado Rising organizers called the presser to unpack the breaking news that Direct Action Partners, one of the six companies hired […]

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July 19, 2018

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TEDX webinar features Front Range AQ study

Last April a study led by Colorado School of Public Health showed hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed safe levels and pose serious health risks to residents living near oil & gas facilities. In the latest TEDX webinar the study’s lead author, Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, of the Colorado School […]

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July 17, 2018

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Join Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project

Oil and gas pollution can cause health problems for nearby communities ranging from asthma and nosebleeds to increased risk of cancer. It also releases large volumes of methane, a potent climate pollutant 86 times worse for climate than carbon dioxide. Do you live near an oil & gas facility and suffer from invisible pollution? You […]

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July 9, 2018

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Stop Jordan Cove!

Two times the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and by association the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal project in Southern Oregon. This pipeline pipe dream project was first proposed by Veresen, a Canadian company, and was rejected once in March 2016, and again in December 2016. Last year […]

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July 5, 2018

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Lake Christine (Basalt) Fire info

The Lake Christine fire wildfire was started Tuesday evening by two people who were firing tracer rounds at a shooting range northwest of Basalt. El Jebel residents charged with 4th-degree arson for Lake Christine Fire CPW closes Basalt shooting range, defends decision not to close sooner As of midday Friday, July 6, the fire was […]

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