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AQCC hearing in Rifle December 10

November 25, 2019

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Save the date! Across Colorado, there are currently more than 50,000 active oil and gas wells. Every year thousands of leaks are identified and repaired, resulting in methane and other dangerous toxins polluting our air and water. Join 350 Roaring Fork and coalition partners on December 10 at the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Hearing […]

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Study exposes need for immediate action to protect public health

October 18, 2019

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This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published the state-funded study, Human Health Risk Assessment for Oil & Gas Operations in Colorado, which was conducted by ICF International, an environmental and health consulting company. The study uses emissions data collected by Colorado State University from 2016, and earlier to estimate what […]

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The research is in: Stop fracking ASAP

August 1, 2019

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Over 1,500 reports show there’s simply no safe way to do it — and it’s harming us all every day it goes on. By Barbara Gottlieb Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should — especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Concerned […]

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New study shows link between fracking and mental health issues during pregnancy

July 31, 2019

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A new study identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, July 24, 2019, Science Daily A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public […]

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New study links oil and gas activity to congenital heart defects

July 18, 2019

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Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the […]

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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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Study: No more studies, we already know fracking impacts exist

April 16, 2019

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After studying hundreds of scientific articles about the health impacts of fracking, researchers say, “We already know these health impacts exist, and there’s already more than enough evidence for policymakers to take action.” Environmental Health Concerns From Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) The report was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health […]

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Commissioner Jankovsky blames Battlement air pollution on lawsuit

March 26, 2019

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At the Garfield County Commissioners meeting on Monday, the results of fourth-quarter 2918 air quality monitoring tests were revealed. Delay of waste well may affect pollution levels at Ursa drill site … Morgan Hill, an environmental health specialist for the county, on Monday presented county commissioners with results of fourth-quarter 2018 testing involving Ursa’s first […]

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Shell urges Trump Administration to strengthen federal methane rules

March 12, 2019

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Shell becomes first major oil company to directly tell EPA not to roll back existing rules; and to strengthen them Today Shell publicly urged the U.S. federal government to strengthen rules requiring the oil and gas industry to cut methane pollution. Methane, the main component of natural gas and a powerful pollutant, is leaked from […]

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Toward an Unfractured Future

February 22, 2019

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The Public Health Case Against Fracking and How it Prevailed in New York By Sandra Steingraber, PhD Prepared remarks, keynote lecture at the Medical Symposium on the Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, on February 1, 2019. Reposted with permission. Thank you for that lovely introduction. I appreciate […]

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