June 30, 2020

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Ozone alert tool monitors air quality in communities

Clean Air Task Force, Earthworks launch ozone alert tool to raise alarm about ozone pollution in communities nationwide With ozone smog on the rise, in part due to oil and gas development, new tool allows users to monitor air quality in their communities and take action Washington, D.C.– Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks have […]

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June 26, 2020

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Put setbacks on the ballot!

Grassroots citizens launch ballot initiative to protect Coloradans from fracking Common sense setbacks to keep schools, homes, and waterways safe and healthy Safe & Healthy Colorado is a dedicated group of volunteers and grassroots organizations who are working to protecting the health and safety of all Coloradans from dangerous oil and gas development. From mothers […]

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June 23, 2020

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Arctic climate research imperiled

University of Colorado scientists targeted by oil industry removed Washington, DC — Significant scientific data collection on atmospheric conditions in the Arctic and around the globe is ending because the University of Colorado abruptly removed the researchers doing the work, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, years of continuous readings […]

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June 23, 2020

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Webinar: Still Wasting Away

One year ago, Earthworks released Still Wasting Away, a damning report about the hazards of oil and gas waste in the United States. The publication highlighted the loopholes that have allowed for the storing and transportation of potentially radioactive and toxic waste near too many homes and communities. One year later, we’re Still Wasting Away. […]

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June 22, 2020

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Governor Polis announces COGCC appointments

Denver — Gov. Polis today announced new appointments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Last year, the Governor signed the landmark SB19-181, which transitions the commission from 9 appointees to a professional 5-member commission. “This landmark law protects health and safety and our environment while ensuring local governments and Coloradans have a voice […]

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June 22, 2020

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Bella Romero supporters ask state to shut down fracking wells

Educators and parents submit petition to Gov. Jared Polis to shut down fracking site at Bella Romero Academy Community members deliver over 1,000 signatures to the Governor on Father’s Day Greeley, CO — At the end of a school day in March, mothers, teachers, and community members collected signatures from parents at Bella Romero Academy […]

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June 16, 2020

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State must halt Extraction permits amid bankruptcy

Colorado Rising’s litigation efforts continue to halt permit applications, keeping oil and gas in check Denver, CO — At midnight on June 15, 2020, Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After multiple lawsuits filed by CO Rising against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding XOG’s financials, this does […]

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June 8, 2020

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PEER leads call for independent investigation into Helmig firing

University of Colorado must address climate science censorship The University of Colorado–Boulder Faculty should pursue an independent investigation into the University of Colorado’s dismissal of world-renowned climate scientist, Dr. Detlev Helmig, according to a letter sent today by three national government watchdog organizations: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund […]

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June 5, 2020

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New study links O&G wells to low birth weights

California study exposes the need for greater setbacks from all oil & gas wells Living near active oil and gas wells may put pregnant people at higher risk of having low birth weight babies, especially in rural areas, according to a new study of birth outcomes in California. The study was published June 3 in […]

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June 2, 2020

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Whatever happened to widespread testing?

Without widespread testing, we are doomed to repeated outbreaks Published in the Post Independent today Since we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic I had hoped, foolishly I suppose, that as Colorado re-opened the emphasis would be on public health. Unfortunately that’s not the case. A City Market in Breckenridge now has 19 […]

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