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WPX Energy sells Piceance assets to Terra Energy

February 9, 2016

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Breaking news – WPX Energy Sells Piceance Subsidiary for $910 Million Marks nearly $1.5 billion in divestitures since RKI acquisition Strengthens liquidity and financial flexibility Piceance exit reinforces WPX’s oil focus led by its Permian Delaware development TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its […]

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Forgotten: Did the State of Colorado Leave Residents with Bad Water?

February 5, 2016

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In the midst of all the breaking news about the lead contamination in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, this week, H20 Radio released an alarming investigative report about water well contamination in Colorado’s Raton Basin. Gas drilling arrived in southern Raton Basin [see map below] in the late 1990s, and along with it came heavy […]

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Colorado and California: Getting Gassed Together

February 1, 2016

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Guest post by Phillip Doe* In the past few weeks, something truly unusual happened here in Colorado. It wasn’t that the Arctic Vortex had taken up residence in the state. The temperature at the North Pole, at least for a moment, was warmer than the prevailing temperatures along Colorado’s front range. And it wasn’t that […]

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COGCC ‘s new rules fail to address residential drilling crisis

January 25, 2016

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met today in a marathon hearing session that lasted well past 6:00 p.m., to finalize new rules pertaining to task force recommendations No. 17 and 20. No. 17 recommends collaboration between local governments, COGCC, and operators on siting of large-scale oil & gas facilities. No. 20 recommends that […]

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Could Glenwood Springs become the next Porter Ranch?

January 22, 2016

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On October, 23, 2015, a blowout occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near the community of Porter Ranch, CA (population about 30,500) which resulted in a massive, unstoppable leak of methane and other toxic chemicals. At first, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas, a division of Sempra Energy) claimed the gas was non-toxic […]

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Trails groups ensure trail access

January 12, 2016

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The recent closure of the Beaver Creek Road illustrates perfectly the function of and the need for organizations like West Elk Multi-Use Club (WEMUC). Road closure south of Rifle causes confusion RIFLE — Rather than hit the slopes at upvalley resorts, some residents prefer to grab their skis or snowshoes and head south from town […]

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LOGIC will defend human rights against drilling rights

January 8, 2016

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LOGIC will ensure a voice for Coloradans dealing with increased neighborhood drilling On January 7, Community organizations across Colorado announced the formation of LOGIC (The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans), to help Coloradans who increasingly face challenges that arise from oil and gas drilling near neighborhoods and homes. “It is time to change […]

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CREED submits ballot initiatives

December 23, 2015

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Ballot Measures Submitted to Protect Against Run-Away Fracking Multiple ballot initiatives submitted by grassroots organization challenge industrial oil and gas development near homes, neighborhoods, schools, and water resources. Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development (CREED) announced today that it submitted a range of ballot measures aimed at protecting homes, neighborhoods, schools, and water supplies from the […]

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Protect the residents of Battlement Mesa

December 14, 2015

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Here is the text of letter I sent to the Garfield County Commissioners: I am writing to you today to urge you to protect the residents of Battlement Mesa and vote no on the three special use permits to drill 53 natural gas wells on two pads and build a pipeline within Battlement Mesa. In […]

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Battlement Mesa: the movie

December 12, 2015

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Powersurge Productions is working on a documentary about the Battlement Mesa story. Battlement Mesa Nears End of Production For over 1 year, Gayle Embrey and Sue Drinker have been filming the story of community members in Battlement Mesa fighting to minimize gas drilling inside their community. The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners will likely […]

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