January 19, 2017

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Ursa plans injection well next to Colorado River

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Last September, after nearly a decade of health assessments, public meetings, public hearings, comment periods, rallies and campaigns, the COGCC granted Ursa Resources the final permits necessary to drill 53 natural gas wells on two pads inside the Battlement Mesa PUD. “This decision makes one thing very clear — the COGCC will never say no […]

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January 18, 2017

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Support whistleblower Leslie Weise

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Support whistleblower Leslie Weise defense against attack by the City of Colorado Springs Guest post by Gregory Olinyk, founder and managing partner of Point-of-Reference LLC (P-of-R), and resident of Colorado Springs. This column was originally published in The Gazette on January 15, 2017. For the past two years, attorney and mother Leslie Weise has been […]

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January 9, 2017

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The Corporate Takeover of Colorado

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Two important things happened in Colorado on election night. The people overwhelmingly rejected a ballot proposal that would have brought a universal, publicly financed, single-payer health-care system to the state. And after months of a carefully orchestrated and costly propaganda campaign designed to create doubt and even self-loathing, the people […]

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January 5, 2017

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New Russia-Japan deals will crash Jordan Cove reboot

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When we last left the Jordan Cove pipeline pipedream on December 9, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had dealt the final blow by denying the rehearing on their March denial of an application by Jordan Cove LNG to construct and operate a 232-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline, which would have completed the supply chain […]

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January 1, 2017

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Happy New Year 2017!

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Thanks for visiting From the Styx in 2016.  Happy trails in 2017! Discover the West Elk Trails

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December 23, 2016

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Let it snow!

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Discover the West Elk trails

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December 17, 2016

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New reports expose shale bubble’s weak outlook

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Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), publishes its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) in which U.S. energy supply is forecast through 2040. The EIA’s yearly AEO has enormous influence with policymakers, the media, and through them the general public. The AEO influences government policy and industry investment. In 2014, Earth Scientist […]

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December 13, 2016

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EPA confirms fracking “can impact drinking water”

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed today what millions of us have known for years: fracking (hydraulic fracturing) contaminates drinking water. In its final report issued today the EPA removed the finding that fracking did not cause “widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” June 2015 Draft EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts […]

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December 10, 2016

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Fight the future

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A month has passed since the election and I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted. Each day brings fresh horror as Orange Hitler packs his cabinet with a cadre of retired generals, billionaires and captains of industry who breed contempt for the very agencies they will oversee. The flag-burning-free-speech-SNL-bashing twitter rants, the fake news, […]

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December 9, 2016

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FERC denies Jordan Cove rehearing

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*****UPDATED 12/11/16 — 11:00 a.m.***** NEWS FROM OREGON — The Oregonian:  Feds will not reconsider their denial of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay By Ted Sickinger Federal regulators on Friday said they will not reconsider their decision this spring to deny a license for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal in […]

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