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How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil & Gas

May 14, 2018

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Webinar: How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil & Gas When an oi & gas company comes to town, the public process can be overwhelming. Sometimes we hear about well pads or other projects after the opportunity for public comment has passed. Oil & gas companies often fast-track the process or present a project […]

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Fracking the immune system

May 1, 2018

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Note from Peggy: Thanks to Phil Doe for alerting me to this study just released today. At long last here is a study that I can point to and say, “This is what happened to me.” In 2014, I suffered from recurring upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections in my intestines. My urine was tested […]

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Lawsuit challenges BLM drilling permits on West Slope

April 27, 2018

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Lawsuit Targets Federal Shell Game Hiding Fracking’s Harm to Colorado Communities, Wildlife DENVER— Conservation groups on Thursday sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management for approving new leases to allow fracking on more than 45,000 acres in western Colorado, including within communities and within a half-mile of a K-12 public school, […]

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How to bring FLIR camera to your community

April 25, 2018

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Last year Earthworks created over 250 videos documenting fracking pollution around the U.S. Through the Community Empowerment Project, Earthworks brings their FLIR Gasfinder 320 Optical Gas Imaging Camera to people living with oil & gas in their backyard. Earthworks and Halt the Harm Network teamed up for this enlightening new webinar: Using FLIR Cameras to […]

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TEDX webinar focuses on recent study

April 23, 2018

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In March, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. Exploring the endocrine activity of air pollutants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction Many chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas (UOG) activity are endocrine disruptors, including chemicals introduced during drilling and fracking as well as […]

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Waiting for good air

April 19, 2018

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I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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Temporary restraining order denied in Bella Romero case

April 17, 2018

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Public Health Advocates Decry Decision to Allow Fracking to go Forward Next to Bella Romero Academy Greeley, CO — Local public health and environmental advocacy groups vow to continue to fight a decision allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to move forward next to Bella Romero Academy. The groups — including Weld Air & Water, Sierra Club, […]

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Ursa executes end run around state setbacks rule

April 10, 2018

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And rather than protect the health and safety of Tamarisk Village mobile home park residents, the good-ol-boy Garfield county commissioners agreed to fast track the changes on Ursa’s land use permit. Ursa plans to pull drilling equipment farther away from homes Leslie Robinson, with the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, called the company’s move “rearranging the […]

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CSPH study shows higher health risks near oil & gas

April 9, 2018

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Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health By David Kelly Manager of Media Relations at University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus People living near oil […]

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CO Supreme Court affirms setbacks Initiative 97

April 6, 2018

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Ballot initiative language for safer setbacks from fracking operations approved by Supreme Court Colorado Rising begins signature collection for November ballot DENVER, CO, April 6, 2018 – This morning, the Colorado Rising statewide ballot Initiative 97 was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 97 calls for 2,500-foot setbacks, or buffer zones, between new oil […]

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