February 12, 2020

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Protect public health and environment from another Trump travesty

Western Colorado Alliance member Leslie Robinson spoke out at the Protect Your Voice rally in Denver on Tuesday morning. Afterward she testified at the hearing regarding changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “We should be strengthening NEPA regulations, not destroying them,” Robinson said. “The oil and gas industry gets enough tax breaks, subsidies, […]

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February 7, 2020

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CO Rising puts COGCC on notice

Colorado Rising notifies COGCC of possible legal action for failed penalty enforcement Oil and gas severance tax violations should and can be enforced Denver, CO — On February 5, Colorado Rising for Communities, the sister organization to Colorado Rising, sent a letter to the Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Jeff Robbins, […]

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February 4, 2020

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CO Rising files complaint over oil & gas severance tax

Colorado Rising files complaint with COGCC over oil & gas severance tax reporting failure DENVER, CO — Today, February 4, 2020, Colorado Rising for Communities, the sister organization to Colorado Rising, submitted a complaint with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission seeking enforcement and penalties against 316 oil and gas operators for their failure […]

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February 1, 2020

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CAPE report calls for Canadian fracking ban

A group of doctors with the Canadian Association of Physician’s for the Environment (CAPE) released a report on January 29 that provides evidence to support a ban on all fracking operations in Canada The report, Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, calls for a moratorium on all new […]

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January 21, 2020

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Radioactive oil & gas waste linked to worker cancer; illegal trucking

Rolling Stone investigation adds damning new evidence to the body of work collected by Earthworks on the risks of radioactive oil and gas waste America’s Radioactive Secret Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America Statement […]

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January 21, 2020

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Review: Blowout

Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth By Rachel Maddow Crown October 2019 In the introduction, Rachel Maddow cleverly establishes the theme of Blowout with a scene from Manhattan in the autumn of 2003. If not for constant news reports of roadside IEDs and mounting casualties amid the […]

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January 16, 2020

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CO Rising takes action in Longmont fracking ban

Colorado Rising files declaratory action in Longmont fracking ban lawsuit Declaratory action asks Colorado courts to hold that Longmont’s fracking ban is no longer out of compliance with state law with the passage of SB 19-181 Longmont, CO — Tuesday, January 14 2020, Colorado Rising, the citizen group behind Proposition 112, submitted a declaratory judgment […]

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January 15, 2020

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Natural gas drillers face an economic reckoning

This Op-Ed by David Marston was published in The Daily Sentinel on January 10. Marston owns commercial property in Delta County and lives in New York City, N.Y. I attempted to get his permission to repost his piece in full but I was not able to make contact. Unfortunately readers will need to click through […]

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January 10, 2020

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The Polis administration plays pretend on fracking

By Phil Doe As children, we liked to pretend to be adults, usually our parents, but sometimes great athletes and screen idols. My dad was a railroader. My brothers and I often played with his lantern, which was used as a signal light for communication between trainmen at the front and backend of the train. […]

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January 9, 2020

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RMR financial woes, lawsuit grows and new cave shows

The New Year brings a flurry of news surrounding Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) and the Mid-Continent Quarry — aka Glenwood Springs strip mine. On Monday morning we awoke to the news that Chad Brownstein had resigned as CEO at RMR. RMR CEO resigns, company on rocky financial ground had Brownstein resigned his position as CEO […]

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