May 27, 2016

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Alert level elevated at West Salt Creek Landslide

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Pond breach gashes slide Authorities remained on alert after about a third of the water in the pond at the top of the West Salt Creek landslide burst out early Friday morning, ripping a deep gorge down the middle of the 3-mile-long slide. About 120 acre-feet of water rushed out of the pond about 2:30 […]

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May 25, 2016

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Battlement Mesa residents demand full enforcement of new COGCC rules

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As decision looms, Battlement Mesa residents demand full enforcement of new COGCC rules Battlement Mesa, CO— Battlement Mesa residents are urging the COGCC to take as much time as it needs to decide on an application that has the potential to negatively impact public health, safety and welfare of 5,000 people in their community. This […]

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May 25, 2016

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Ursa scraps injection well plan on B pad in Battlement Mesa – for now

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Thirteen words in the middle of an article in Sunday’s Denver Post, had folks in Battlement Mesa scratching their heads this week. Colorado residents push to protect homes, river from fracking … Ursa vice president Don Simpson said “there are already injection wells and pads closer along the river” and that waste from hydraulic fracturing, […]

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May 16, 2016

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Jordan Cove is a Canadian project to sell Canadian NG

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On Sunday, the Post Independent jumped onto the Jordan Cove PR bandwagon with this re-hash of the latest propaganda. Regulators re-open door for Jordan Cove, Pacific Connector projects Local governments and natural gas producers on the Western Slope and other supporters of two natural gas projects in Oregon received some good news last week when […]

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May 15, 2016

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Public TV series puts Jordan Cove in the spotlight

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Immense Possibilities is a weekly public TV show originating in Ashland, Oregon. On Friday, May 13, they aired the latest episode dedicated to the Jordan Cove Project. The show was filmed on March 11, the same day the FERC denied the Jordan Cove Project. In light of the fact that the FERC granted rehearings for […]

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May 13, 2016

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Break Free Colorado in Thornton tomorrow!

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On Thursday — ten days after the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Longmont’s fracking ban and Fort Collins’ 5-year fracking moratorium — as many as 300 activists disrupted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease auction in Lakewood. Yesterday’s demonstration kicked off a planned weekend of mass mobilizations for climate action as […]

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May 11, 2016

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New EPA methane regs target oil and gas emissions

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The Obama administration will unveil on Thursday the first federal standards aimed at curbing methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The regulations, which were finalized today, were proposed by the EPA last year, as the Obama administration pursues a broader climate agenda which calls for clamping down on greenhouse gas emissions from […]

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May 9, 2016

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FERC postpones Jordan Cove rehearing decision

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Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order Granting Rehearings for Further Consideration (the “Order”) in response to the request for rehearings submitted on April 8, 2016, by Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. Click here to read the FERC Order. Basically the Order, referred to as a tolling order, […]

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May 3, 2016

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Be The Change USA denounces CO Supreme Court decision

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On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the rights of the people in Longmont and Ft Collins. In so doing they ruled against the rights of all Colorado citizens to legislate on matters dealing with oil and gas development. Under our state constitution, the right of citizens to legislate, Article V, has been termed […]

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May 3, 2016

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BLM puts brakes on Whitewater drilling project

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Agency refuses to green-light project in absence of hydraulic fracturing analysis Grand Junction, CO — In a victory for residents of Whitewater and everyone concerned with air and water quality in western Colorado, the state office of the Bureau of Land Management put the brakes on a proposal to drill 108 wells on 52,000 acres […]

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