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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May 28, 2020

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Groups challenge FERC’s Jordan Cove approval

Southern Oregon Advocates Challenge Federal Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Washington, DC — On Wednesday, southern Oregon organizations filed a lawsuit challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. FERC issued its approval in March, conditioned on the project qualifying for critical permits […]

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May 27, 2020

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Garfield County should embrace oil and gas regulation protections

By Leslie Robinson It is challenging to be a citizen activist leading the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, which is a grassroots group in western Garfield County involved with mitigating impacts from residential oil and gas development in neighborhoods like Battlement Mesa. As commissioners Mike Samson, John Martin and Tom Jankovsky are curious idolizers of the […]

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May 26, 2020

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GarCo will intervene in GSCA suit against BLM

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is pleased to report four positive actions in support of their efforts: two court case interventions, approval of new mining standards in Garfield County, and their challenge to BLM’s refusal to release key documents related to RMI. Read more about it here. Garfield County seeks to intervene in GSCA’s […]

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May 21, 2020

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FERC denies all Jordan Cove rehearing requests

Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge Decision [Washington, D.C.] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it would deny all requests for rehearing for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. The State of Oregon, multiple Tribal governments, landowners impacted by eminent domain, fishers and […]

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May 14, 2020

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Commissioners support energy companies over public health

The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of the Air report, which outlines threats posed by unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution in counties and cities across the country. Ground level ozone is a real problem in Colorado, even on the Western Slope. For instance, Garfield County received a grade of “C” […]

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May 8, 2020

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There is something rotten in the Republic of Boulder — and it smells all the way to Denmark

By Phil Doe After 25 years of acclaimed atmospheric research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Detlev Helmig was summarily fired in April. The firing was delivered by a video call that took less than 30 minutes. In less than an hour after he was first notified that the university was dissatisfied with his efforts […]

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May 6, 2020

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Did March methane spike originate from Stamp well workover?

By Karen Dike I was dismayed when I was sent an article published on Saturday, April 25, in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times Call. The article retracted an earlier story regarding the air monitoring station at Union Reservoir. The retraction article stated it was pulled because factually incorrect statements were made. The earlier […]

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May 5, 2020

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Duty to warn: Planet of the Humans

“Duty to warn” means that a person or a company has an obligation to provide a warning if a product causes harm, otherwise they could be liable for any injuries. This is not a review of the film Planet of the Humans. It is a warning to watch at the risk of harming your mental […]

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April 30, 2020

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Dr. Detlev Helmig fired for exposing brown cloud

The oil & gas industry may have been brought to its collective knees this month in the marketplace but they are definitely running the show in Colorado. On April 17, a breaking news report appeared at the Western Energy Alliance website, Western Wire that the University of Colorado Boulder had dismissed Dr. Detlev Helmig after […]

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