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AQCC public hearing on October 19

October 16, 2017

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The Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is in the process of revising Colorado’s 2014 oil & gas regulations that control methane emissions to meet new EPA recommendations to control ozone pollution. The proposed revisions would reduce hydrocarbon emissions in the Denver Metro Area and Front Range. Even though the current proposal does not include the […]

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Erie veterinarian plans to study VOC levels in dogs

October 11, 2017

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Humans living in close proximity to oil & gas operations often notice changes in their dogs’ behavior and health before they notice or experience changes in their own minds and bodies. That’s because dogs tend to spend a lot of time outdoors which consistently exposes them to more VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than their humans. […]

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Tell AQCC we all deserve clean air

August 24, 2017

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A decade of nonattainment Colorado’s North Front Range and the Denver metro area have been out of compliance with the previous federal ozone standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) since 2007. State data shows that between 2008 and 2015, the number of active wells nearly doubled to over 27,000 in central Colorado’s Wattenberg gas […]

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Public health webinars now available online

June 23, 2017

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In case you missed them, there were a couple excellent and informative public health webinars this month. Luckily both are now available to view online. Better yet, these webinars are free! Also featured is a new online resource for tracking your exposure to hazardous chemicals in the environment. Fracking and Children’s Health In the last […]

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Free EHP Webinar: Children and Fracking

May 25, 2017

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There’s still so much we don’t know about how fracking affects our health, and that’s why it was so important that we tell the CDC: “America Needs a National Fracking Health Risk Registry!” But there is a great deal we do know about the health risks of fracking — especially as it relates to our […]

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Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network

April 17, 2017

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The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists and supports residents who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD, or “fracking”). Recent studies suggest exposure to air contaminants associated with UOGD increase an individual’s risk for the development of or worsening […]

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CDPHE report recommends more monitoring and analysis for fracking health impacts

February 28, 2017

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The CDPHE released a report on health impacts assessment from exposure to oil & gas development, as Dr. Larry Wolk promised in the Denver Post after Dr. Lisa McKenzie released her latest CU study on childhood leukemia and proximity to oil & gas operations. The CDPHE report, Assessment of Potential Public Health Effects from Oil […]

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New CU study causes anxiety at CDPHE

February 16, 2017

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Another study provides more evidence that oil and gas operations have a significant impact on public health. While health impacts are nothing new for those of us living in the gas patch, this latest study reveals a link between early-onset leukemia and close proximity to oil and gas operations. A team of researchers from the […]

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EPA confirms fracking “can impact drinking water”

December 13, 2016

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed today what millions of us have known for years: fracking (hydraulic fracturing) contaminates drinking water. In its final report issued today the EPA removed the finding that fracking did not cause “widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” June 2015 Draft EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts […]

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Western Slope residents applaud new BLM methane rules

November 16, 2016

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BLM’s final rule will reduce oil & gas air pollution from industry development on public lands By Emily Hornback Today, the Obama Administration issued final standards to reduce flaring and venting associated with oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands. Since 2012, Western Colorado Congress, Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance and Citizens for Clean […]

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