December 8, 2017

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The Dangers of Fracking Waste

Is There Any Safe Way to Dispose of It? Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* Commercial Landfills in Colorado have been advised that disposal of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) waste is not exempt from Colorado Solid Waste Regulations [1], for example, 6 CCR 1007-2. Disposal of fracking waste is a […]

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November 30, 2017

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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sites

The Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (formerly known as Citizens Empowerment Project) is a powerful tool that enables communities to use the best available technology to expose toxic fracking air pollution. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Earthworks purchased a FLIR GasFinder 320 camera, the same kind used by industry and government agencies to detect leaks […]

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November 16, 2017

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GarCo BOCC approves more drilling in Battlement Mesa

Updated 11/17/17 11:50 p.m. After two public hearings, one on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well will […]

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November 14, 2017

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Toxic emissions pollute air at Erie’s Aspen Ridge Prep School

On Saturday, November 11, Denver Channel 7 featured this news story about Vessels Minerals Well Pad near the Aspen Ridge Preparatory School in Erie, CO. Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school WELD COUNTY, Colo. – An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily […]

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November 13, 2017

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Garfield County FLIR tour: Battlement Mesa well pads

On November 16, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well would be closer to homes than anywhere in Colorado. These two FLIR videos were filmed […]

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November 9, 2017

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West Slope oil and gas producers facing extinction

Living with oil & gas, we are regularly subjected to industry propaganda. The Denver Post is notorious for featuring articles that read more like infomercials for the oil & gas industry than actual news. The latest was emblazoned with this seductive headline: Western Colorado natural gas drilling may never boom again. The article was published […]

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November 7, 2017

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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”

Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […]

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November 6, 2017

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Join BCC for a special Community Info Night

A fracking wastewater well in Battlement Mesa? Not on our watch! Two years ago, Battlement Mesa citizens mobilized to oppose two proposed industrial oil and gas developments in our community — winning some of the most robust safety protections and drilling rules anywhere in Colorado. Now, Ursa Resources is proposing to construct two new pads […]

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October 31, 2017

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COGCC rejects Ursa’s proposal that county planners already approved

Updated 11/1/17 – 4:05 p.m. Catch up on the latest news about this story with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh: Ursa Battlement Mesa Drilling Permit Rejected  Ursa Resources is in the process of refiling their proposal to drill near Tamarisk Village mobile home park after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rejected the application […]

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October 20, 2017

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New ozone pollution regs will not apply statewide

Updated 10/22/17 8:35 p.m. Late Friday night, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) passed new state regulations to restrict air pollution from oil and gas development and to require increased monitoring for leaks. These regulations were a positive step forward in addressing Front Range ozone pollution but will not apply to the rest of […]

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