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Join Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project

July 17, 2018

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Oil and gas pollution can cause health problems for nearby communities ranging from asthma and nosebleeds to increased risk of cancer. It also releases large volumes of methane, a potent climate pollutant 86 times worse for climate than carbon dioxide. Do you live near an oil & gas facility and suffer from invisible pollution? You […]

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How to bring FLIR camera to your community

April 25, 2018

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Last year Earthworks created over 250 videos documenting fracking pollution around the U.S. Through the Community Empowerment Project, Earthworks brings their FLIR Gasfinder 320 Optical Gas Imaging Camera to people living with oil & gas in their backyard. Earthworks and Halt the Harm Network teamed up for this enlightening new webinar: Using FLIR Cameras to […]

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Ohio’s methane disaster

March 7, 2018

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Infrared Video Exposes Exxon Mobil Methane Disaster at Exploded Oil & Gas Site in Ohio Experts are comparing the magnitude of the disaster to California’s Aliso Canyon Captina Creek, Ohio — On Tuesday, Earthworks released new optical gas imaging video [below] that exposes massive methane pollution at an exploded XTO Energy oil and gas site […]

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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sites

November 30, 2017

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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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GarCo BOCC approves more drilling in Battlement Mesa

November 16, 2017

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

November 14, 2017

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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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Garfield County FLIR tour: Battlement Mesa well pads

November 13, 2017

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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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Earthworks launches Oil and Gas Threat Map

June 15, 2016

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Today, Earthworks and their partners launched a groundbreaking new tool that documents every oil and gas well in the United States, in addition to many of the compressor stations and processing plants. Nothing like this has ever been compiled before. Earthworks took publicly available and privately held data to create the most comprehensive, searchable fracking […]

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Garfield County FLIR Tour: Parachute Creek Facilities

March 25, 2015

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Parachute Creek meanders through a breathtaking mountain valley north of Parachute. The land is now dominated by Williams and WPX Energy oil & gas sites and facilities. Williams’ massive Parachute Plant Complex includes a gas processing plant which is the site of the 2013 Parachute Creek spill. In this video, Earthworks thermographer Pete Dronkers focuses […]

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Garfield County FLIR Tour: Anvil Points and Rulison compressor stations

March 24, 2015

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What is a compressor station? A compressor station is a facility which helps the transportation process of natural gas from one location to another. Natural gas, while being transported through a gas pipeline, needs to be constantly pressurized at intervals of 40 to 100 miles.[1] Siting is dependent on terrain, and the number of gas […]

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