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TEDX webinar discusses impact of O&G chemicals on metabolism

September 20, 2018

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Metabolic Disrupting Potential of Unconventional Oil and Gas Operation Chemicals and Mixtures Research has shown hormone disruption in mice exposed during pregnancy to a mixture of common fracking chemicals at likely environmentally relevant concentrations:   Developmental Exposure to a Mixture of 23 Chemicals Associated With Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations Alters the Immune System of […]

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Connected by an invisible pipeline

September 19, 2018

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Busy week in the gas patch. Rifle was the site for two days of Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meetings. Along with that excitement, three activists from Oregon who oppose the Jordan Cove Project toured the gas patch with a scheduled stop at the COGCC meeting for Monday morning comments. COGCC meetings are […]

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TEDX podcast: Can environmental health research help communities impacted by fracking?

September 12, 2018

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At the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting on September 6, state O&G liaison Sean Hackett said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) does not recommend blood tests to detect VOCs because the results don’t indicate the source of the contamination. The state prefers air quality monitoring. Blood tests for chemicals not […]

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Setbacks are on the November ballot

August 30, 2018

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Initiative 97 will appear as Proposition 112 on the ballot Colorado Rising’s Safe Setback Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot Campaign gears up to ensure that 2,500 foot setbacks become law DENVER — The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has announced that the 2,500 foot “Safer Setbacks from Fracking” initiative will be on this November’s statewide […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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EHP study recommends 1 to 2 kilometer setbacks

August 21, 2018

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A mountain of scientific evidence based on peer-reviewed studies has shown that living in close proximity to unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) is associated with serious health risks. For their newly published Delphi study, the Environmental Health Project (EHP) looked at the question: “How close is too close?” The study, Setback distances for unconventional […]

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Coloradans support setbacks

August 6, 2018

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In the face of enormous odds and attacks from all sides, the Colorado Rising team reports an overwhelming groundswell of support from Coloradans over the past weekend. Today they delivered over 171,000 signatures for the “Safer Setbacks from Fracking” initiative to the Secretary of State’s Office. Initiative 97 requires at least 98,462 valid signatures to […]

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TEDX webinar features Front Range AQ study

July 19, 2018

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Last April a study led by Colorado School of Public Health showed hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed safe levels and pose serious health risks to residents living near oil & gas facilities. In the latest TEDX webinar the study’s lead author, Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, of the Colorado School […]

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Join Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project

July 17, 2018

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Oil and gas pollution can cause health problems for nearby communities ranging from asthma and nosebleeds to increased risk of cancer. It also releases large volumes of methane, a potent climate pollutant 86 times worse for climate than carbon dioxide. Do you live near an oil & gas facility and suffer from invisible pollution? You […]

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TEDX podcast: Can noise from fracking operations affect your health?

June 27, 2018

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In February 2017, Science Direct published the study, Public health implications of environmental noise associated with unconventional oil and gas development, co-authored by Dr. Michael McCawley. Researchers reviewed non-auditory health outcomes from environmental noise exposure. The evidence showed that oil and gas operations produce noises at levels that may increase health risks including sleep disturbance […]

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