May 26, 2017

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Leslie Weise files intent to sue against Colorado Springs

 On February 8, the Colorado Court of Appeals dismissed a contempt citation against whistleblower Leslie Weise, which had been brought up by Colorado Springs Utilities because Weise spoke with a reporter about the contents of an air quality report which was sent to her by mistake. She had originally sought the report  through a Colorado […]

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May 26, 2017

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Groups call for independent investigation into Firestone home explosion

Today more than a dozen groups representing citizens and the environment sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper calling for an “independent committee to investigate the causes of that gas explosion and determine the risks of recurrence.” The letter, written by Be The Change environmental director Phil Doe is published below. ********** May 26, 2017 Dear […]

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May 25, 2017

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Free EHP Webinar: Children and Fracking

There’s still so much we don’t know about how fracking affects our health, and that’s why it was so important that we tell the CDC: “America Needs a National Fracking Health Risk Registry!” But there is a great deal we do know about the health risks of fracking — especially as it relates to our […]

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May 18, 2017

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Hickenlooper finds political cover from AG Coffman on Martinez ruling

Hickenlooper orders halt to fight over court oil-gas ruling but AG Coffman moves ahead AG Cynthia Coffman says Martinez case profoundly changes oil and gas regulation Late Wednesday, Governor John Hicklenlooper sent an order to the Deputy Attorney General Laura Chartrand instructing state attorneys not to proceed with an appeal of the Martinez ruling. But […]

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May 12, 2017

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New TEDX podcast series: Fracking and Health

Is our food at risk from oil and gas wastewater repurposed for crop irrigation? The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) is bringing science to the people in a popular format — podcasts! The new series Fracking and Health: Ask a Scientist answers your questions about the impacts of oil & gas development on human health. TEDX […]

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May 11, 2017

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Gov. Hickenlooper, DO NOT appeal Martinez ruling!

  On March 23, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the “state must protect health and the environment before allowing oil and gas drilling” in Martinez v. COGCC. Last week, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced that it was appealing the ruling. Click here to join the League of Oil & Gas […]

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May 10, 2017

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Victory for taxpayers and clean air!

By Emily Hornback, WCC Community Organizer Western Colorado residents cheer the survival of methane capture rule Industry failed to kill the BLM methane rule in the Senate Grand Junction — Western Colorado Congress and Citizens for Clean Air celebrated today as the clock ran out on the Senate’s ability to repeal an Obama administration rule […]

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May 2, 2017

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Fractivist Shane Davis sends warning to Boulder County commissioners

** BREAKING NEWS ** Deadly Firestone explosion the result of odorless gas leaking from cut gas flow pipeline Governor orders inspection of all oil and gas lines within 1,000 feet of occupied homes ********** As of May 1, Boulder County became ground zero in the latest battle over local control of oil & gas development. […]

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May 2, 2017

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New NRDC report finds nationwide drinking water crisis

REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans’ Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated Systems Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Decimate EPA’s Ability to Ensure Safe Tap Water, Especially Rural America WASHINGTON – 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting […]

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April 26, 2017

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Anadarko gas well targeted in Firestone house explosion investigation

Ever wonder what could possibly go wrong with residential drilling? Now we’re finding out. Today Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the state’s largest oil & gas producer, released a statement announcing plans to shut down all their vertical wells in northeastern Colorado, “in an abundance of caution” following a home explosion in Firestone on April 17, in […]

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