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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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WildEarth Guardians sue O&G over AQ violations

February 19, 2019

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WildEarth Guardians to file suit against oil and gas industry for extensive clean air violations along Colorado’s Front Range Companies illegally fracking without permits, fueling Denver region’s smog pollution, endangering public health Denver — WildEarth Guardians today put seven oil and gas companies on notice that it intends to file suit over extensive clean air […]

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Parachute Creek spill 2.0

January 24, 2019

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**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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CSPH study shows link between cardiovascular disease and fracking

December 11, 2018

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Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of disease are greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity By David Kelly Communications Director, University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) have found a possible […]

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Fracking the immune system

May 1, 2018

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Note from Peggy: Thanks to Phil Doe for alerting me to this study just released today. At long last here is a study that I can point to and say, “This is what happened to me.” In 2014, I suffered from recurring upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections in my intestines. My urine was tested […]

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Waiting for good air

April 19, 2018

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I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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CSPH study shows higher health risks near oil & gas

April 9, 2018

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Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health By David Kelly Manager of Media Relations at University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus People living near oil […]

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