April 23, 2019

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Submit comments for COGCC Draft Objective Criteria

Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181 into law on April 16. The law ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. SB 19-181’s amendments to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (“Act”) are effective as of […]

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April 22, 2019

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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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April 19, 2019

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New research exposes extent of mineral demand for clean technologies

This week, Earthworks published new research detailing projected minerals demand to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and avert the most disastrous impacts of climate change. The research, conducted by the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for […]

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April 17, 2019

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SB-181 is LAW!

Thanks to the Herculean efforts of Colorado Rising (including all of you!) and activists across the state to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuel industry, Governor Polis signed SB19-181 into law on Tuesday. While this bill does not go far enough to protect Colorado’s environment and people, it is a sea change in […]

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April 16, 2019

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Study: No more studies, we already know fracking impacts exist

After studying hundreds of scientific articles about the health impacts of fracking, researchers say, “We already know these health impacts exist, and there’s already more than enough evidence for policymakers to take action.” Environmental Health Concerns From Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) The report was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health […]

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April 8, 2019

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Scientist determines again Pembina Jordan Cove LNG export project underestimated hazards

By Jody McCaffree, Executive Director, Citizens Against LNG On Friday, March 29, 2019 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Pembina’s proposed Jordan Cove LNG export project under Docket Nos. CP17-494-000 and CP17-495-000. On the following Monday, April 1, 2019, Jerry Havens, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at […]

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April 7, 2019

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Call to action on Colorado climate action bill HB-1261

On March 21, legislators introduced HB19-1261, a bill to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions 90% below 2005 levels by 2050. Titled Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution, the bill passed its first hearing in the House Energy and Environment Committee on Friday night (April 5). Next it moves to the House Appropriations Committee, and then […]

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April 4, 2019

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What you need to know right now about SB-181

The final version of SB-181 passed out of the Senate on Wednesday. While we await Governor Polis’ signature, let’s take a closer look at what the bill will and won’t do — and what you need to know right now. The first and most noticeable change will come from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation […]

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April 4, 2019

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Weld residents use Earthworks’ OGI to expose illegal emissions

Complaints result in new equipment, fines, but new evidence shows problems persist Weld County, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) found AKA Energy caused illegal air pollution from unpermitted equipment at the Speer Compressor Station in Weld County as a result of local resident complaints using Earthworks’ optical gas imaging […]

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April 1, 2019

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TEDX podcast: What risks do pipelines pose to a community?

The United States has over three million miles of pipelines used for gathering, transporting, and distributing natural gas and liquids, including crude oil. From the well pad to our homes, there are many hazardous materials flowing throughout our communities. Colorado SB-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations contains a pipeline maintenance and inspection requirement: […]

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