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AQCC hearing in Rifle December 10

November 25, 2019

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Save the date! Across Colorado, there are currently more than 50,000 active oil and gas wells. Every year thousands of leaks are identified and repaired, resulting in methane and other dangerous toxins polluting our air and water. Join 350 Roaring Fork and coalition partners on December 10 at the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Hearing […]

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Send comments to BLM to oppose RMR’s monitoring wells

October 17, 2019

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BLM is seeking scoping comments from the public on a proposal by Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) to drill five water monitoring wells on the Transfer Trail mountainside. [See map below] Scoping comments raise issues for BLM to consider prior to issuing a permit for the drilling. The deadline for public comments is Thursday, October. 24. […]

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Leaks and spills are ubiquitous in the gas patch

September 4, 2019

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Bob Arrington, PE, is a Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens. Today, Bob  submitted this letter to COGCC Director Jeff Robbins along with a 33-page comment paper in which he provides evidence that leaks and spills are […]

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GarCo Commissioner Samson in hot seat over Jordan Cove emails

August 27, 2019

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A March email correspondence from Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson has put him in the hot seat for exposing ethical questions about U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s continuing involvement with the Jordan Cove project. Bernhardt was assistant secretary under Ryan Zinke and rose to his current position after his boss resigned in December 2018. Before […]

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COGCC meetings could use a fact checker

August 22, 2019

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A crowd estimated at over 100 people showed up for the COGCC meeting on Wednesday (8/21) at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. I wasn’t able to be there because husband Tod was homebound nursing a broken fibula and couldn’t be left alone for the day. However we did listen on Zoom. As you may […]

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BLM deems RMR strip mine proposal to be complete

August 12, 2019

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced on Monday that it has accepted for review the strip mine expansion proposal submitted July 11 by Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates. RMR is seeking BLM approval to expand its limestone quarry on Transfer Trail from the current approved 16 acres to 321 acres, and to strip-mine 100 million […]

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GarCo BOCC authorize $500K to create SB-181 workaround

August 7, 2019

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KDNK:  Garfield County Circles Wagons Against Stricter Oil/Gas Regs Garfield County Commissioners are joining and creating local government coalitions in response to SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on why the county is involved in more than one group and how some activists say the county does not represent all of the Western Slope. […]

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RMR resubmits strip mine proposal to BLM

July 15, 2019

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Formal environmental review process won’t begin until mid-2020 Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance that Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates (RMR) has submitted a new proposal for its planned strip mine north of Glenwood Springs. The submittal arrived at BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt on Thursday, […]

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Oppose GWS strip mine? Send emails today!

June 18, 2019

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Email BLM and Interior today! The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior. The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt […]

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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

April 22, 2019

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Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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