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Free speech and Thompson Divide win the week

June 22, 2018

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On Wednesday, a Delta County judge dismissed an SG Interests lawsuit against Pete Kolbenschlag. The company filed suit in February 2017, in response to a comment Kolbenschlag posted to an article at the Glenwood Post Independent website in November 2016. The article was about a BLM decision that had cancelled 25 oil & gas leases […]

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Paid actors harass setbacks petitioners

June 21, 2018

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Oil and gas industry likely supporting agitators to harass and intimidate volunteers during Colorado Rising ballot initiative campaign for safer setbacks Campaign calls on Secretary of State to stop the bullying Petitions have been circulating since April for Initiative 97, which would require 2,500-foot-minimum setbacks between new oil and gas developments and any occupied structures […]

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Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

May 29, 2018

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Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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Time to pull the plug on CRED newspeak

May 9, 2018

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There is something so satisfying about oil & gas industry types eating their own. This week The Colorado Independent published an exposé on the sins of Anadarko. After it was determined that Anadarko’s uncapped flowline was the cause of last year’s tragic Firestone home explosion, shareholders filed a lawsuit accusing Anadarko of withholding vital information […]

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Lawsuit challenges BLM drilling permits on West Slope

April 27, 2018

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Lawsuit Targets Federal Shell Game Hiding Fracking’s Harm to Colorado Communities, Wildlife DENVER— Conservation groups on Thursday sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management for approving new leases to allow fracking on more than 45,000 acres in western Colorado, including within communities and within a half-mile of a K-12 public school, […]

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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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Temporary restraining order denied in Bella Romero case

April 17, 2018

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Public Health Advocates Decry Decision to Allow Fracking to go Forward Next to Bella Romero Academy Greeley, CO — Local public health and environmental advocacy groups vow to continue to fight a decision allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to move forward next to Bella Romero Academy. The groups — including Weld Air & Water, Sierra Club, […]

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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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CO Supreme Court affirms setbacks Initiative 97

April 6, 2018

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Ballot initiative language for safer setbacks from fracking operations approved by Supreme Court Colorado Rising begins signature collection for November ballot DENVER, CO, April 6, 2018 – This morning, the Colorado Rising statewide ballot Initiative 97 was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 97 calls for 2,500-foot setbacks, or buffer zones, between new oil […]

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Colorado physicians confronted Hickenlooper on O&G health impacts

March 30, 2018

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Please note: This one slipped under may radar last month. On February 7, seven doctors representing the Colorado Physicians for Social Responsibility Advocacy Group sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper expressing their disagreements and concerns with the Colorado Department of Health and the Environment (CDPHE) report that downplays the public health impacts of oil […]

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