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Fracking linked to low infant birth weights

December 14, 2017

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A new study published December 13, in the journal Science Advances, finds that health risks increase for infants born to mothers living near sites where natural gas drilling and fracking occur. Hydraulic fracturing and infant health: New evidence from Pennsylvania The study concluded that babies born within 3 kilometers of natural gas fracking sites in […]

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Fracking chemicals affect kids’ brain health

December 13, 2017

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In October, a new review was published in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health. The review, “Neurodevelopmental and neurological effects of chemicals associated with unconventional oil and natural gas operations and their potential effects on infants and children,” shows that substances used in unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) development and operations have been […]

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Colorado Politics Redux: The Great Treachery Found in Little Things

December 11, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Little things may not matter the most, but they can certainly be used to measure the truth of bigger things, such as the so-called defining statements of politicians. For example Trump vowed to empty the swamp. But with unwavering ferocity, he has made the swamp a vast sea of self-dealing […]

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The Dangers of Fracking Waste

December 8, 2017

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Is There Any Safe Way to Dispose of It? Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* Commercial Landfills in Colorado have been advised that disposal of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) waste is not exempt from Colorado Solid Waste Regulations [1], for example, 6 CCR 1007-2. Disposal of fracking waste is a […]

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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sites

November 30, 2017

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The Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (formerly known as Citizens Empowerment Project) is a powerful tool that enables communities to use the best available technology to expose toxic fracking air pollution. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Earthworks purchased a FLIR GasFinder 320 camera, the same kind used by industry and government agencies to detect leaks […]

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GarCo BOCC approves more drilling in Battlement Mesa

November 16, 2017

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Updated 11/17/17 11:50 p.m. After two public hearings, one on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well will […]

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Toxic emissions pollute air at Erie’s Aspen Ridge Prep School

November 14, 2017

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On Saturday, November 11, Denver Channel 7 featured this news story about Vessels Minerals Well Pad near the Aspen Ridge Preparatory School in Erie, CO. Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school WELD COUNTY, Colo. – An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily […]

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Garfield County FLIR tour: Battlement Mesa well pads

November 13, 2017

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On November 16, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well would be closer to homes than anywhere in Colorado. These two FLIR videos were filmed […]

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West Slope oil and gas producers facing extinction

November 9, 2017

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Living with oil & gas, we are regularly subjected to industry propaganda. The Denver Post is notorious for featuring articles that read more like infomercials for the oil & gas industry than actual news. The latest was emblazoned with this seductive headline: Western Colorado natural gas drilling may never boom again. The article was published […]

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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”

November 7, 2017

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Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […]

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