September 20, 2017

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CO: the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Guest post by Phil Doe* Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper labored mightily for three months and brought forth a gnat. He had promised the people, after an uncontrolled leak from an oil well had caused two deaths in a fiery explosion of a home in the bedroom community of Firestone, that it would never happen again. […]

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September 13, 2017

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GarCo neglected to notice residents impacted by Ursa drilling plan

Garfield County refuses to notify nearby residents about “one of the most dangerous drilling proposal in the State.” Ursa injection well proposal will be within 500 feet of homes — in violation of state health and safety requirements Battlement Mesa, CO — Tonight the Garfield County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on Battlement Mesa […]

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September 12, 2017

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EHP sponsors webinar on injection wells

Injection Wells 101 — Finding a place for our fracking waste Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. MDT For those of us living near oil and gas operations, injection wells are a fact of life. For oil & gas operators, wastewater (frackwater) disposal is a constant. Because recycling is not a common practice […]

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September 7, 2017

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Learn how to monitor impacts during drilling and fracking

As more and more Coloradans cope with drilling and fracking in their communities, they need tools to help them monitor the changes in air & water quality, and other environmental impacts. Today citizens can learn more about their environmental exposures than ever before. The chance to become a citizen scientist is just a click away […]

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September 6, 2017

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Battlement Mesa residents need your support

In case you haven’t heard, Battlement Mesa residents are facing a proposal from Ursa to construct an oil and gas waste injection well right next to the community’s water treatment facility. This is a big threat to their drinking water and it’s very important that the Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission hear from people […]

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August 31, 2017

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New TEDX report on chemical exposure and reproduction

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) announces free public access to their latest report: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and female reproduction: A scoping review PAHs are a diverse class of common air pollutants. Researchers at TEDX became concerned about the health effects when they measured PAHs in relatively high concentrations in a neighborhood surrounded by unconventional […]

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August 24, 2017

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Tell AQCC we all deserve clean air

A decade of nonattainment Colorado’s North Front Range and the Denver metro area have been out of compliance with the previous federal ozone standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) since 2007. State data shows that between 2008 and 2015, the number of active wells nearly doubled to over 27,000 in central Colorado’s Wattenberg gas […]

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August 18, 2017

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Battlement residents deal with concurrent review process for Ursa’s Phase II

While the COGCC considers Ursa’s Phase II drilling plan for another 55 wells on 2 well pads plus another injection well, all located within Battlement Mesa, the Garfield County planning department is simultaneously considering the same application. It’s not supposed to work that way. The way it’s supposed to work is the county reviews the […]

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August 14, 2017

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Fram plans to drill 108 oil wells in GJ watershed

Proposal to drill 108 oil wells in Grand Junction watershed too risky The revised project threatens water and air quality In late June, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its long-awaited revised Environmental Assessment on the Fram Whitewater Project, a proposal to drill 108 oil wells in the Grand Junction watershed outside of Whitewater. […]

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August 4, 2017

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Pipeline inspections provide cold comfort in Gasland

In the aftermath of the fatal home explosion in Firestone last April, which killed homeowner Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law Joey Irwin, and seriously injured Mark’s wife Erin, Governor Hickenlooper ordered all Colorado oil and gas operators to inspect thousands of wells and miles of pipelines and associated flowlines. The state’s first inspections deadline occurred […]

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