November 12, 2019

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New TEDX study identifies chemicals in frackwater

How to prioritize chemicals of concern in oil and gas wastewater Billions of gallons of “produced water” from oil and gas operations are generated every year, including flowback from hydraulically fractured wells. Disposal of this wastewater is challenging, and current efforts to use it for crop irrigation, road de-icing, and dust suppression are cause for […]

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November 11, 2019

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Just another whitewash

The federal investigation of the Firestone home explosion By Phil Doe After more than two and one half years of delays and excuses the National Transportation Safety Board issued a report last month on the Firestone gas explosion that killed Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin, seriously burned Erin Martinez, and traumatized their children. Mark was […]

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October 31, 2019

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Polis administration complicit in disguising true health risks in CDPHE study

By Phil Doe The Polis administration went into its finest Larry, Curly and Moe fire-drill routine last week. The cause of all the mindless helter skelter was the release of a CDPHE report first commissioned by former Governor John Hickenlooper on the potential for benzene poisoning in the fracking fields of Colorado. As many will […]

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October 30, 2019

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Extraction withdraws Livingston Pad applications

Colorado Rising takes aggressive litigation stance against Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG) and COGCC Denver, CO — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. withdrew its COGCC applications for spacing and forced pooling permits for a well on the Livingston pad in Broomfield County, Colorado. The Broomfield Livingston pad has been a source of serious litigation since […]

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October 28, 2019

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Webinar: Beyond TEDX

For the past 16 years, the purpose of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has been to produce and share scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with key stakeholders, and to connect people with the information they need to create a safer, healthier world. The Oil & Gas Program is an important resource for Coloradans living with […]

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October 18, 2019

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Study exposes need for immediate action to protect public health

This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published the state-funded study, Human Health Risk Assessment for Oil & Gas Operations in Colorado, which was conducted by ICF International, an environmental and health consulting company. The study uses emissions data collected by Colorado State University from 2016, and earlier to estimate what […]

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October 17, 2019

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Send comments to BLM to oppose RMR’s monitoring wells

BLM is seeking scoping comments from the public on a proposal by Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) to drill five water monitoring wells on the Transfer Trail mountainside. [See map below] Scoping comments raise issues for BLM to consider prior to issuing a permit for the drilling. The deadline for public comments is Thursday, October. 24. […]

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October 9, 2019

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CO Rising files complaint to halt O&G permitting

COGCC violating due process in permitting of new wells Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, on behalf of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, filed a complaint requesting judicial review in Denver District Court concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s process of approving new oil and gas permits. CO Rising/Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee […]

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September 27, 2019

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AOC video tweet broadcasts Extraction well pad pollution

Extraction Oil & Gas claims AOC’s video shows no pollution as COGCC — for the first time ever — orders a company to change operations in response to health & safety concerns Denver & Washington, D.C. — Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.’s Livingston extraction facility in Broomfield, Colorado — captured in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s video […]

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September 4, 2019

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Leaks and spills are ubiquitous in the gas patch

Bob Arrington, PE, is a Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens. Today, Bob  submitted this letter to COGCC Director Jeff Robbins along with a 33-page comment paper in which he provides evidence that leaks and spills are […]

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