February 14, 2019

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Battlement Mesa residents file suit over A Pad

Battlement Mesa residents file suit in Denver District Court to stop BMC A Pad Grand Junction, CO — Today, Battlement Concerned Citizens and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance brought suit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Denver District Court to request the court intervene on the controversial “A Pad” proposed by Ursa Resources […]

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February 13, 2019

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What’s up with RMR’s strip mine project in GWS?

The BLM is requiring substantial additions to Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) previous proposal before they can begin the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) review process. As RMR works on their proposal re-submission the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues to review RMR’s initial proposal and prepare for the next go-round. BLM recently sent GSCA a […]

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February 12, 2019

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Colorado Rising wins forced pooling lawsuit

Judge hands win to Colorado Rising on behalf of Broomfield’s Wildgrass residents in temporary restraining order hearing for the forced pooling suit The second of two hearings on forced pooling wrapped up today in Denver with a victory for homeowners and mineral rights owners in the Wildgrass subdivision in Broomfield. In 2016, hundreds of residents […]

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January 30, 2019

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Battlement Mesa denied hearing on worst drilling permit in state

Opponents stifled in bid to stop Ursa drilling pads “Opponents of an Ursa Resources natural gas well pad planned just beyond 500 feet from mobile homes in Battlement Mesa won’t get their chance to lay out their case in a hearing before state regulators. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday declined to […]

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January 30, 2019

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Many reasons to oppose Jordan Cove project

By Pete Kolbenschlag Judging from the recent media reports, Garfield County’s glowing letter about Jordan Cove and the Pacific Connector pipeline in Oregon, and its “Stated Benefits of Jordan Cove,” a reader might think this project being pushed by a Canadian company has few downsides. A reader might get the impression that new pipelines are […]

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January 28, 2019

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Small Laws, Great Crimes: the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act

By Phil Doe It’s been said that small laws breed great crimes. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act is such a law. The crimes committed against the people in its name are legion. But it got even more criminal on January 14 ,last week when the Colorado Supreme Court decided the protection of public […]

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January 26, 2019

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Pressure mounts on AQCC for stronger statewide regs on O&G emissions

Air Quality Control Commission hears call for stronger air quality rules for oil and gas development Methane and ozone problems across Colorado at heart of task force effort By Emily Hornback, Western Colorado Alliance On January 17, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) heard calls from business groups, local elected officials, community groups, environmental […]

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January 26, 2019

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Plaintiffs in Martinez case cite racial bias in motion to vacate decisions

**UPDATE** On Monday, January 28, the Colorado Supreme Court denied the motion to vacate Youth call on the Colorado Supreme Court to vacate opinions after Court of Appeals Judge was found to have racial bias in their anti-fracking case Denver, CO — On January 24, attorneys for seven youth in Martinez v. COGCC, the high […]

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January 24, 2019

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Parachute Creek spill 2.0

**UPDATE** Recent oil and gas spills being contained near Parachute So once again it’s move along folks, nothing to see here … ********** I was planning a post this year to commemorate the Parachute Creek spill. Well, here it is. Six years ago today the valve that caused the Parachute Creek spill had already burst […]

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January 24, 2019

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Battlement residents demand review on “worst drilling” plan in state

Battlement Mesa residents call on COGCC for hearing on “most dangerous” proposal Grand Junction, CO — This week, Battlement Concerned Citizens, Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and Western Colorado Alliance, are calling on the Polis Administration and the new heads of the Department of Natural Resources, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, to review […]

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