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A Yellow River Runs Through It

August 21, 2015

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The Animas Disaster and the Great Web of Things Guest post by Phillip Doe* As all the world knows by now, one of the last remaining undammed[1] major rivers in the west, the Animas River, in southwestern Colorado, was damned with a 3 million gallon sludge of toxic mine waste on August 5. The devastation […]

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Frackenlooper’s big gulp of denial

August 13, 2015

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After yesterday’s post (Don’t believe EPA chief Gina McCarthy) I got to wondering why she would tell a big fat lie when she knows the testing data is incomplete. I mean, I’ve seen Gina McCarthy on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She seems like a decent human being. But yesterday she said, “We have […]

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Don’t believe EPA chief Gina McCarthy

August 12, 2015

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Breaking news:  EPA chief Gina McCarthy says water quality in Animas River back to “pre-event conditions” DURANGO [Denver Post] — Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that water quality in La Plata County has “returned to pre-event conditions” after last week’s Gold King Mine wastewater spill. The spill was caused by an EPA […]

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Major Colorado mine waste spill highlights urgency for comprehensive mining law reform

August 12, 2015

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Guest post by Pete Dronkers Earthworks Southwest Circuit Rider Last Wednesday, the US experienced one of its worst mining-related disasters in decades, and it’s received a lot of attention both here in Colorado and nationally. There’s been no shortage of name calling and blaming, but few seem to be speaking of the bigger picture: how […]

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Coloradans stand against fracking at COGCC meeting

August 5, 2015

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  Anti-fracking group in Colorado challenges state commission Coloradans Against Fracking disrupts COGCC meeting ********** From Coloradans Against Fracking Coloradans Stand Against Fracking at COGCC Meeting Coalition delivers declaration rejecting commission’s legitimacy and stages walkout On Monday, representatives of Coloradans Against Fracking (CAF) and other concerned Coloradans staged a walkout of a Colorado Oil and […]

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Thompson Divide SNAFU

August 4, 2015

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SNAFU = Situation Normal: All Fucked Up Last week the Thompson Divide Coalition (TDC) agreed to remove about 10,000 acres in Gunnison County from the proposed Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act. The map above shows the acreage on southern boundary of the Thompson Divide (located in Gunnison County) that will no longer be considered […]

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It’s not the size of the well pad, it’s the volume of emissions

July 30, 2015

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I was unable to attend the COGCC meetings on Wednesday. There’s a frack happening on a well pad south of Silt (probably Ursa) and our air quality turned to crap. The air pollution from the emissions makes me sick so I have to stay indoors (or leave town). BTW, my recent DNA test results prove […]

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Revised schedule for COGCC rulemaking meetings

July 23, 2015

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These are public meetings between the COGCC and special interest stakeholders. While they are open to the public, no public comments will be taken. Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Outreach Meetings Schedule Updated: July 17, 2015 The Commission is beginning the rulemaking process to implement Recommendation Number 17 and Number 20 from the Governor’s Oil and […]

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Delta County and CHC join forces on lease swap

July 11, 2015

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Look at this! A county that supports the will of its citizens! From Citizens for a Healthy Community — Delta County Supports Mineral Withdrawal for the North Fork July 9, 2015 – This week the Delta County Commissioners sent a letter and map to U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton […]

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COGCC announced rulemaking hearings …

July 9, 2015

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on the same day as the first meeting! Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Published: 07/07/2015 The Commission is holding outreach meetings across the state to solicit input from local governments and other stakeholders regarding the rulemaking to implement Recommendation 17 and Recommendation 20. July 7 — 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m at, Encana Oil and Gas, […]

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