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Supreme Court’s rush to judgment in Martinez case

January 15, 2019

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Colorado’s oil & gas industry scored a major win on Monday when the state’s Supreme Court ruled against the Martinez decision and in favor of the COGCC’s appeal. The case originated in 2013, when a group of six young people, including Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Boulder, petitioned the COGCC to require that energy companies show their […]

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Colorado Rising won’t fade into sagebrush in 2019

January 2, 2019

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DENVER — Colorado Rising, the group behind Proposition 112, today announced the hiring of civil rights attorney and former state representative, Joseph Salazar, as Executive Director of the organization. Joe has been a longtime advocate for communities in the fight against oil and gas. During his tenure as a state representative, Joe introduced important and […]

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Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

December 29, 2018

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Guest post by Phil Doe* If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s […]

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RMR’s Glenwood Springs massive strip mine project revealed

December 20, 2018

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Breaking News BLM sends Glenwood quarry proposal back to drawing board The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has declined to accept a proposal to expand the Mid-Continent Quarry above Glenwood Springs, saying the plan lacks specifics in several key areas … *************** The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance has obtained the Plan of Operation (POO) that […]

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A thousand feet is not enough

December 19, 2018

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On Tuesday, the COGCC unanimously approved 1,000-foot setbacks from the boundary of school property, including childcare centers. Current setback rules required oil & gas facilities be located 1,000 feet from school buildings, and did not include childcare centers. According to the Final Draft Proposal: “SCHOOL FACILITY means any discrete facility or area, whether indoor or […]

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CSPH study shows link between cardiovascular disease and fracking

December 11, 2018

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Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of disease are greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity By David Kelly Communications Director, University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) have found a possible […]

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COGCC takes on school setbacks

December 7, 2018

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This month the COGCC will take up a rulemaking on school setbacks. Click here to see the Final Draft School Setbacks Rules. The hearing schedule for school setbacks: Tuesday, December 18 9:30 a.m. Wasatch Hearing Room COGCC Main Office: 1120 Lincoln St. (8th Floor) Denver, CO The sign up will begin on December 12. Take […]

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Judge rules in favor of Kolbenschlag in SGI’s SLAPP suit

November 30, 2018

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Last June, District Court Judge Steven Schultz (Delta County) 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 […]

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Jordan Cove about to be overwhelmed by Canadian LNG terminals at Kitimat

November 26, 2018

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Guest post by Douglas Gill* The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project — the long-awaited 7.8 million tons per year (MMT/year) market savior for Piceance Basin drillers — likely will not happen. Because it’s about to be outcompeted by a 14 MMT/year project 900 ocean miles to the northwest in Kitimat, British Columbia. Expandable to […]

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Logging operation at Silt Island Park destroys habitat

November 8, 2018

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Silt Island Park — aka Dogland — aka River Park — is a 30-acre park located on an island in the Colorado River. It is one of Silt’s most used public parks because it is an off leash dog park and provides a public boat landing for rafters and fishermen. About a month ago during […]

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