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TEDX podcast: What social stressors exist in communities impacted by fracking?

November 15, 2018

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Drilling permits applied for Standley Lake. Permit applications withdrawn. Drilling permits applied for Rocky Flats. Two of three permit applications withdrawn. One application remains active. All of that happening during the past 4 weeks. It’s enough to drive you crazy. And in fact, sometimes it does. Are you feeling post-election letdown, burnout, uncertainty, anxiety, powerlessness, […]

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Stop fracking at Rocky Flats

November 12, 2018

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** November 15, 2018 ** **BREAKING: Highlands Withdraws All Rocky Flats Permits ** November 13, 2018:  The Town of Superior CO., has been informed by the Highlands Natural Resources Corporation that they are withdrawing all applications for the Superior site including drilling and spacing permits.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) website reflects […]

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Setbacks battle will move to unified CO legislature

November 7, 2018

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As the numbers turned against Proposition 112 last night, Colorado Rising released this statement: “While Prop 112 will not pass, we are excited that almost 800,000 Coloradans voted for a safer distance from drilling and fracking despite a massive opposition campaign. “The outcome of this election does not change the fact that oil and gas […]

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Leaked report confirms industry inflates claims against 112

October 30, 2018

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New information shows mineral deposits would remain accessible, challenging industry claims A recent analysis obtained by Colorado Rising, the group leading efforts to pass Proposition 112, reveals that the oil and gas industry’s claims about the economic impacts of the 2500 foot setback measure are highly exaggerated and misleading. The industry is often cited in […]

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COGCC fails to protect health and safety

October 18, 2018

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Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* We so often hear: “Colorado has the toughest regulations in the universe.” Colorado’s CDPHE, COGCC, and Blue Ribbon Panel (Colorado Oil & Gas Task Force) are sometimes cited as authoritative on fracking issues. Upon close scrutiny the only authority they have is positional, if authority is to […]

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Study: CO air & water quality impacted by oil & gas

October 16, 2018

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Broad energy and environment study led by CU Boulder ends with significant findings By Josh Rhoten A massive research and education effort on energy and environmental issues led by CU Boulder engineering faculty is ending after a five-year run with significant results relevant to Colorado’s growing energy industry. The $12 million AirWaterGas project was funded […]

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Drowning in a sea of propaganda

October 15, 2018

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The oil industry’s assault on the people and Proposition 112 Click here for the updated version Or go to Be the Change Industry Propaganda:  Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) spokesman Scott Prestidge said, “A 2,500-foot setback (Proposition 112) would shut down Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry and lead to a massive layoff of […]

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Prop 112: The Debates

October 11, 2018

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September 21 CPT12 aired a debate on Proposition 112 which would increase the setback minimums for oil and gas wells in Colorado. Representing the proponents is Heidi Russ Henkel, Colorado Rising volunteer, and Dan Haley, President of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), represents the opponents. Click here to view the 30-minute debate. October […]

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TEDX podcast: Is road spreading of oil and gas wastewater safe?

October 10, 2018

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In Colorado oil & gas wastewater — aka frackwater — is treated to remove hydrocarbons for use on dirt & gravel roadways. Use of the so-called “fossil water” for dust control on roadways is regulated and permitted by the state under the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division. Frackwater treatment companies are required to label […]

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Don’t frack so close to me

October 2, 2018

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Colorado voters will weigh in on drilling distances from homes and schools By Tara Opsal, Colorado State University and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Coloradans will vote on a ballot initiative in November that requires new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. If approved, the measure […]

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