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Experts agree: Everything’s fine

October 7, 2011

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State says H2S is not a public health risk in Garfield County Tests uncover only low levels of deadly hydrogen sulfide gas at area wells The COGCC allowed well operators to test a “selective sample” of wells for the presence of hydrogen sulfide. No mention of whether Noble Energy participated in their informal little study. […]

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Shh … don’t tell the EPA

September 30, 2011

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Noble: Rulison spill did not contaminate surface water ‘Highly unusual’ event dumped 18,000-plus gallons onto ground Noble Energy is at it again. The same folks who emit dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide are now responsible for dumping thousands of gallons of frack water. But not to worry, Noble’s public relations guy said no ground water […]

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Why the BLM draft plan matters to Silt Mesa

September 20, 2011

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  Guest Post by Fiona Lloyd, RSPN organizer and Silt Mesa resident     The BLM released their Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. The Plan is a long term management plan for the half million acres of Public Lands managed by the Colorado Valley Field Office and is […]

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ProPublica exposes GarCo’s public health problems

September 20, 2011

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First this – Hot topic of hydrogen sulfide emissions creates cloud of controversy in gas patch In the last paragraph COGCC Executive Director Dave Neslin magically predicts the outcome of their “investigation” in advance: “We are continuing to investigate this matter,” Neslin said. “Our initial priority obviously is to look at current circumstances and to […]

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COGCC releases H2S fun faqs

September 12, 2011

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Don’t worry. Be happy. The COGCC has released a picture book about high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the Piceance Basin and a few faqs about H2S. Summary of Hydrogen Sulfide South of Parachute, Colorado H2S FAQs Really? They could only come up with 9 questions? Well I have some. What are the effects on […]

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Something doesn’t smell right

September 9, 2011

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Below are the most recent news stories about the existence of dangerous high levels of hydrogen sulfide detected at drilling sites in Garfield County. COGCC commissioner voices ‘concerns’ about H2S Alward wonders, ‘Did something slip past us?’ Do these guys really think they can get away with claiming ignorance? State: Hydrogen sulfide gas found at […]

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Antero Tentative in First Round Negotiation Due to Lawsuit

March 29, 2011

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The evening of March 23, began what is anticipated to be possibly a year-long process of negotiations between local citizens and Antero regarding gas drilling on Silt Mesa and Peach Valley. These are public meetings. My plan is to be there and report on them because I realize not everyone is able to attend but […]

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Meeting between Antero and RSPN Alliance

March 14, 2011

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Date:  March 23, 2011 Time 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Place:  Silt Fire House Purpose: To continue the dialog between industry and citizens to help move forward on a Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP).  The goal is to create a working relationship between community and industry whereby each entity accepts a level of responsibility and holds […]

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Your comments needed on Battlement Mesa HIA

March 11, 2011

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In the rush of news stories these past couple weeks, one story sort of got lost – the release of Draft 2 of the Battlement Mesa HIA. Second draft of Battlement Mesa health study released Scientists: Drilling within probably would threaten health, safety of residents The comment period is now open, but only until 5:00 […]

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Experts Agree: Everything’s Fine

March 8, 2011

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At the Antero town hall meeting last month we learned that Antero is all about controlling the discussion. And at the COGCC town hall meeting at the CMC Rifle campus on March 3, we learned the COGCC is all about controlling the message. Billed as a so-called “town hall” meeting it was more like Gas […]

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