July 28, 2015

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Action event scheduled for COGCC meeting in Greeley

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Coloradans Against Fracking invites you to join them as they issue a declaration to the COGCC that will also be sent to Governor Hickenlooper. Monday, August 3 5:00 p.m. Weld County Administration Building 1150 O Street in Greeley The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is meeting with representatives from local governments to discuss […]

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July 23, 2015

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Iron Mountain Hot Springs is oo-la-la

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Last Friday evening and Sunday afternoon I spent getting acquainted with the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs, located just below the entrance to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs. Guests are treated to a choice of 16 mineral hot springs pools. Each pool has its own a unique shape, depth, and name. Pool […]

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July 23, 2015

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Revised schedule for COGCC rulemaking meetings

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These are public meetings between the COGCC and special interest stakeholders. While they are open to the public, no public comments will be taken. Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Outreach Meetings Schedule Updated: July 17, 2015 The Commission is beginning the rulemaking process to implement Recommendation Number 17 and Number 20 from the Governor’s Oil and […]

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July 20, 2015

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In search of the “net positive”

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The Ursa meeting in Battlement Mesa last Monday (7/13) was well attended. I was unable to be there. However the Post Independent has taken a sudden interest in the future drilling plans in the Battlement Mesa PUD, therefore the meeting was covered by a local reporter. From reading the article and talking to people who […]

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July 11, 2015

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Delta County and CHC join forces on lease swap

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Look at this! A county that supports the will of its citizens! From Citizens for a Healthy Community — Delta County Supports Mineral Withdrawal for the North Fork July 9, 2015 – This week the Delta County Commissioners sent a letter and map to U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton […]

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July 9, 2015

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COGCC announced rulemaking hearings …

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on the same day as the first meeting! Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Published: 07/07/2015 The Commission is holding outreach meetings across the state to solicit input from local governments and other stakeholders regarding the rulemaking to implement Recommendation 17 and Recommendation 20. July 7 — 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m at, Encana Oil and Gas, […]

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July 6, 2015

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Review: Fuzzy Mud

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Fuzzy Mud By Louis Sachar Delacorte Books for Young Readers August 2015 192 pages Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi always walks home from school with seventh grader Marshall Walsh because her mom won’t let her walk home alone. At the end of one particularly irritating school day, Marshall takes a shortcut through the woods. Tamaya has […]

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June 30, 2015

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National fracking summit planned for October

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SAVE THE DATE! Stop the Frack Attack National Summit October 3-5, 2015 Denver, Colorado Escalating the Fight between Communities and the Oil and Gas Industry A gathering of movement leaders, community activists, and people affected by fracking across the country. Activists will be gathering in Denver, CO to share stories, become better spokespeople, learn about […]

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June 27, 2015

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Residential fracking coming soon to GarCo

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Since the drilling boom began around 2001, fracking has not occurred within residential neighborhoods in Garfield County. Hazardously close to communities and rural subdivisions – yes – but not inside heavily populated residential areas. That paradoxical distinction will soon vanish as Ursa Resources has submitted plans to drill 53 wells from two pads inside the […]

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June 25, 2015

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Fracking pollution and dead babies

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The current issue of Rolling Stone features an in-depth article by Paul Solotaroff, What’s Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? Billed as the story about a midwife who becomes the local pariah after she starts asking questions about dead babies, it is much more than that. Donna Young has been a midwife in Vernal, Utah, […]

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