December 11, 2018

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CSPH study shows link between cardiovascular disease and fracking

Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of disease are greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity By David Kelly Communications Director, University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) have found a possible […]

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December 10, 2018

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TEDX podcast: Unconventional vs conventional oil and gas extraction: what’s the difference?

Think you know everything there is to know about fracking? Think again. In the past 4 years the oil & gas industry has learned how to maximize profits and minimize costs by scaling up. As a result, fracking one well now consumes 10 to 20 million gallons of water, 10,000 tons of sand, plus more […]

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December 7, 2018

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COGCC takes on school setbacks

This month the COGCC will take up a rulemaking on school setbacks. Click here to see the Final Draft School Setbacks Rules. The hearing schedule for school setbacks: Tuesday, December 18 9:30 a.m. Wasatch Hearing Room COGCC Main Office: 1120 Lincoln St. (8th Floor) Denver, CO The sign up will begin on December 12. Take […]

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November 30, 2018

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Judge rules in favor of Kolbenschlag in SGI’s SLAPP suit

Last June, District Court Judge Steven Schultz (Delta County) dismissed an SG Interests lawsuit against Pete Kolbenschlag. The company filed suit in February 2017, in response to a comment Kolbenschlag posted to an article at the Glenwood Post Independent website in November 2016. The article was about a BLM decision that had cancelled 25 oil […]

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November 26, 2018

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Jordan Cove about to be overwhelmed by Canadian LNG terminals at Kitimat

Guest post by Douglas Gill* The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project — the long-awaited 7.8 million tons per year (MMT/year) market savior for Piceance Basin drillers — likely will not happen. Because it’s about to be outcompeted by a 14 MMT/year project 900 ocean miles to the northwest in Kitimat, British Columbia. Expandable to […]

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November 15, 2018

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TEDX podcast: What social stressors exist in communities impacted by fracking?

Drilling permits applied for Standley Lake. Permit applications withdrawn. Drilling permits applied for Rocky Flats. Two of three permit applications withdrawn. One application remains active. All of that happening during the past 4 weeks. It’s enough to drive you crazy. And in fact, sometimes it does. Are you feeling post-election letdown, burnout, uncertainty, anxiety, powerlessness, […]

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November 12, 2018

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Stop fracking at Rocky Flats

** November 15, 2018 ** **BREAKING: Highlands Withdraws All Rocky Flats Permits ** November 13, 2018:  The Town of Superior CO., has been informed by the Highlands Natural Resources Corporation that they are withdrawing all applications for the Superior site including drilling and spacing permits.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) website reflects […]

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November 8, 2018

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Logging operation at Silt Island Park destroys habitat

Silt Island Park — aka Dogland — aka River Park — is a 30-acre park located on an island in the Colorado River. It is one of Silt’s most used public parks because it is an off leash dog park and provides a public boat landing for rafters and fishermen. About a month ago during […]

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November 7, 2018

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Setbacks battle will move to unified CO legislature

As the numbers turned against Proposition 112 last night, Colorado Rising released this statement: “While Prop 112 will not pass, we are excited that almost 800,000 Coloradans voted for a safer distance from drilling and fracking despite a massive opposition campaign. “The outcome of this election does not change the fact that oil and gas […]

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October 31, 2018

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BLM approves RMR drilling project without public review

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO — Residents and business owners in Glenwood Springs were surprised to learn this week that the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently approved substantial new drilling operations at Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR’s) quarry just outside the City of Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) discovered that on October 12, […]

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