January 15, 2018

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New report shows Jordan Cove emissions will be worse than coal

A new report from Oil Change International, says the Jordan Cove Project would produce more than 15 times the emissions of the Boardman coal plant, Oregon’s last remaining coal plant set to close in 2020. The volume of emissions would equal the emissions of nearly 8 million passenger vehicles. In total, the report says the […]

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January 11, 2018

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The COGCC’s wall

After two day-long, and often contentious, flowline rulemaking hearings this week, the Colorado Oil & Gas Commission (COGCC) continued the hearings until February 13. Or as the Denver Post put it they “hit a wall.” The matter before the commissioners is what to do about the hundreds of miles of unmapped and unregulated flowlines known […]

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January 1, 2018

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Happy New Year 2018!

Thank you for visiting From the Styx in 2017. Be sure to return in the new year. Much more news to come! Happy trails in 2018!

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December 29, 2017

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The cost of oil and gas

On Christmas Day, the Post Independent published a Letter to the Editor by Keira Bresnahan, chairperson of the Piceance Energy Action Council/Colorado Rural Energy Action Committee. Bresnahan criticized the 2500’ setback ballot initiative as anti-agriculture. My response was published today: The cost of oil In response to Keira Bresnahan’s anti-setbacks rant, here are the facts […]

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December 27, 2017

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Pledge to Sign 2018 ballot initiative to protect communities from fracking

Pledge to sign Pledge to sign an upcoming 2018 statewide ballot initiative petition to protect public health and safety from fracking by establishing 2,500 ft. buffer zones between oil and gas operations and occupied buildings such as homes and schools and other vulnerable areas such as water sources and playgrounds. Health studies show negative adverse […]

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December 21, 2017

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Colorado Rising submits setbacks ballot initiative

Should Fracking Wells be Allowed in Your Neighborhood? Newly Submitted Ballot Initiative Says No A ballot initiative submitted by Colorado communities will establish larger buffer zones between oil and gas development and homes, schools, playgrounds and water sources Pledge to sign! Click here and pledge to sign a 2018 statewide ballot initiative petition to protect […]

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December 19, 2017

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Trumping the BLM for Colorado oil and gas

Guest post by John Colson* Reposted with permission from the Aspen Times As you may know, the ongoing travesty known as President Donald Trump’s administration has been working diligently to dismantle as much of our national government as it can, starting with undermining a variety of federal agencies and their work. I’d like to take […]

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December 15, 2017

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Must see TV: Firestone Gas Explosion

Last April, Coloradans were shocked when the Martinez home exploded in Firestone. Then they were horrified to learn that a methane leak from a nearby flow line turned their home into a weapon of mass destruction. In the latest episode of the Rocky Mountain PBS program Insight with John Ferrugia we learn that responsibility rests […]

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December 14, 2017

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Fracking linked to low infant birth weights

A new study published December 13, in the journal Science Advances, finds that health risks increase for infants born to mothers living near sites where natural gas drilling and fracking occur. Hydraulic fracturing and infant health: New evidence from Pennsylvania The study concluded that babies born within 3 kilometers of natural gas fracking sites in […]

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