December 11, 2019

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Flash fire raises questions about well pad safety

Fire at oil & gas well highlights need for stronger state regulatory oversight of extraction Community members have long raised alarm about Crestone Peak drilling site, location of Monday night fire that sent seven to the hospital Erie, CO — Seven people have been hospitalized due to a fire Monday night [December 9] at an […]

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December 5, 2019

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New report issues dire warning on fossil fuel production

Investments in oil & gas production over next five years will lock in more than 1.5°C of global warming 85 percent of global oil and gas expansion plans are in North America Madrid, Spain — Over the coming five years, the oil and gas sector intends to invest USD 1.4 trillion developing new oil and […]

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December 3, 2019

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Bella Romero mom sends benzene complaint letter to Polis

Greeley, CO — Today, Greeley mother, Patricia Nelson, sent an open letter to Governor Polis and the director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission demanding a shut down of the 24 well pad, Extraction Oil and Gas operation just 1,200 feet from the front door of Bella Romero Academy. The demand is in […]

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November 25, 2019

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High benzene levels detected at Bella Romero

State to do further testing after elevated benzene measured at Bella Romero in Greeley Colorado health officials are planning more testing after the state’s air monitoring lab measured a benzene level above federal guidelines at a Greeley school. About 3:50 p.m. Nov. 5, the lab measured a benzene level of 10.24 parts per billion at […]

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November 25, 2019

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AQCC hearing in Rifle December 10

Save the date! Across Colorado, there are currently more than 50,000 active oil and gas wells. Every year thousands of leaks are identified and repaired, resulting in methane and other dangerous toxins polluting our air and water. Join 350 Roaring Fork and coalition partners on December 10 at the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Hearing […]

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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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