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Anadarko gas well targeted in Firestone house explosion investigation

April 26, 2017

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Ever wonder what could possibly go wrong with residential drilling? Now we’re finding out. Today Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the state’s largest oil & gas producer, released a statement announcing plans to shut down all their vertical wells in northeastern Colorado, “in an abundance of caution” following a home explosion in Firestone on April 17, in […]

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Commissioners wobble then cave on injection well rezoning

April 18, 2017

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By a vote of 2 to 1, Garfield County commissioners approved Battlement Mesa Co.’s application for a zoning change to allow for an injection well within the Battlement Mesa community. Judging by their comments at the public hearing on Monday, the commissioners didn’t seem convinced of the need for an injection well but two of […]

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Dissecting the fake-based opposition to setbacks

April 14, 2017

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HB-1256 would have moved new oil & gas facilities 1,000 feet from the property lines of all schools and daycare centers, as opposed to 1,000 feet from the buildings which is the current setback rule. The bill passed the House committee on a party line vote two weeks ago but failed in the Senate Natural […]

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Groups file suit over drilling plan near middle school

April 11, 2017

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Groups File Lawsuit to Prevent Oil and Gas Fracking Operation Next to Middle School Near Greeley, CO Denver, CO — Today, a coalition of environmental and civil rights groups , Weld Air and Water, the Sierra Club, NAACP Colorado State Conference, and Wall of Women filed a lawsuit in State Court challenging the Colorado Oil […]

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Salting Fracking’s Resurrection: the Uses of False News

April 6, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The Denver Post is headless. If it weren’t, it could be certified as schizophrenic. Proof, you ask? In its recent Sunday editorial section, the Post devoted much print to lamenting the demise of print news. Tom Petty, a Post editor, not the real Tom Petty, but a heartbreaker nonetheless, claims […]

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Understanding policy conflicts with oil and gas

April 5, 2017

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Conflict is a fact of life for those of us living with oil and gas development. Though we don’t necessarily seek it out, conflict manages to find its way into our lives regardless. The conflicts are many and varied but the predominant conflicts are between: Citizens opposed to oil & gas development vs citizens in […]

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Fracking resistance is working in Colorado

March 30, 2017

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March was a good month for the fracking resistance in Colorado. After more than a decade of battling governors, the legislature, and the COGCC (whose vision of the future appears to include a drilling rig on every street corner) activists were already well-organized. Even though we haven’t had thousands of supporters we have been vocal, […]

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Colorado schools threatened by oil and gas development

March 16, 2017

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HB 1256 will increase setbacks from schools Take action and tell key House committee members to support HB 1256! Click here to read HB 1256 Bella Romero Academy, Greeley, CO On March 10, 2017, Extraction Oil and Gas Inc. received permission from the COGCC for an oil and gas location only 315 feet from the […]

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HB 1256 will increase setbacks from schools

March 16, 2017

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Take action and to tell key House committee members to support HB 1256! On Friday, March 10, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commissions (COGCC) approved 25 wells approximately 600 feet away from the Bella Romero Academy’s property line and its adjacent soccer fields, but 1,360 feet away from the school building in Weld County. […]

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Phil Doe schools Boulder County on Extraction’s numbers

March 15, 2017

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Last December the Boulder County Commissioners extended their moratorium on oil and gas development until May 1, 2017. The county’s original moratorium was imposed in February 2012, and has been extended several times. On Valentine’s Day, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit in a Boulder District Court against the moratorium. The suit asks […]

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