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Study exposes need for immediate action to protect public health

October 18, 2019

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This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published the state-funded study, Human Health Risk Assessment for Oil & Gas Operations in Colorado, which was conducted by ICF International, an environmental and health consulting company. The study uses emissions data collected by Colorado State University from 2016, and earlier to estimate what […]

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CO Rising files complaint to halt O&G permitting

October 9, 2019

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COGCC violating due process in permitting of new wells Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, on behalf of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, filed a complaint requesting judicial review in Denver District Court concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s process of approving new oil and gas permits. CO Rising/Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee […]

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AOC video tweet broadcasts Extraction well pad pollution

September 27, 2019

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Extraction Oil & Gas claims AOC’s video shows no pollution as COGCC — for the first time ever — orders a company to change operations in response to health & safety concerns Denver & Washington, D.C. — Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.’s Livingston extraction facility in Broomfield, Colorado — captured in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s video […]

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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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The bad news about SB 181

August 30, 2019

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What could have been, should have been, but isn’t By Phil Doe The many citizens who believe Governor Jared Polis is slow-walking implementation of the new Colorado oil and gas law, Senate Bill 181, were served no surprise the other night at a meeting in Thornton. These citizens now know with certainty Polis will not […]

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TEDX will be closing at year’s end

August 29, 2019

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For the past 16 years, the purpose of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has been to produce and share scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with key stakeholders, and to connect people with the information they need to create a safer, healthier world. The Oil & Gas Program is an important resource for Coloradans living with […]

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Longmont’s fracking ban is first case to test SB-181

August 28, 2019

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Local control granted by SB-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand Last Friday (August 23), Boulder District Court Judge Nancy Woodruff Salomone issued a motion to reopen City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), the case to ban fracking in Longmont, without hearing objections. The judge’s order comes in response to […]

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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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Longmont moves to lift court injunction in fracking ban

August 14, 2019

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Local control granted by SB 19-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand LONGMONT, CO — Today, Colorado Rising, on behalf of Our Longmont, filed a motion to reopen the City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) case in Boulder District Court. This is a first step to lift an injunction by […]

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