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New TEDX podcast series: Fracking and Health

May 12, 2017

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Is our food at risk from oil and gas wastewater repurposed for crop irrigation? The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) is bringing science to the people in a popular format — podcasts! The new series Fracking and Health: Ask a Scientist answers your questions about the impacts of oil & gas development on human health. TEDX […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper, DO NOT appeal Martinez ruling!

May 11, 2017

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  On March 23, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the “state must protect health and the environment before allowing oil and gas drilling” in Martinez v. COGCC. Last week, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced that it was appealing the ruling. Click here to join the League of Oil & Gas […]

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Fractivist Shane Davis sends warning to Boulder County commissioners

May 2, 2017

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** BREAKING NEWS ** Deadly Firestone explosion the result of odorless gas leaking from cut gas flow pipeline Governor orders inspection of all oil and gas lines within 1,000 feet of occupied homes ********** As of May 1, Boulder County became ground zero in the latest battle over local control of oil & gas development. […]

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Anadarko gas well targeted in Firestone house explosion investigation

April 26, 2017

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Ever wonder what could possibly go wrong with residential drilling? Now we’re finding out. Today Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the state’s largest oil & gas producer, released a statement announcing plans to shut down all their vertical wells in northeastern Colorado, “in an abundance of caution” following a home explosion in Firestone on April 17, in […]

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Commissioners wobble then cave on injection well rezoning

April 18, 2017

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By a vote of 2 to 1, Garfield County commissioners approved Battlement Mesa Co.’s application for a zoning change to allow for an injection well within the Battlement Mesa community. Judging by their comments at the public hearing on Monday, the commissioners didn’t seem convinced of the need for an injection well but two of […]

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Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network

April 17, 2017

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The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists and supports residents who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD, or “fracking”). Recent studies suggest exposure to air contaminants associated with UOGD increase an individual’s risk for the development of or worsening […]

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Dissecting the fake-based opposition to setbacks

April 14, 2017

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HB-1256 would have moved new oil & gas facilities 1,000 feet from the property lines of all schools and daycare centers, as opposed to 1,000 feet from the buildings which is the current setback rule. The bill passed the House committee on a party line vote two weeks ago but failed in the Senate Natural […]

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Groups file suit over drilling plan near middle school

April 11, 2017

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Groups File Lawsuit to Prevent Oil and Gas Fracking Operation Next to Middle School Near Greeley, CO Denver, CO — Today, a coalition of environmental and civil rights groups , Weld Air and Water, the Sierra Club, NAACP Colorado State Conference, and Wall of Women filed a lawsuit in State Court challenging the Colorado Oil […]

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Salting Fracking’s Resurrection: the Uses of False News

April 6, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The Denver Post is headless. If it weren’t, it could be certified as schizophrenic. Proof, you ask? In its recent Sunday editorial section, the Post devoted much print to lamenting the demise of print news. Tom Petty, a Post editor, not the real Tom Petty, but a heartbreaker nonetheless, claims […]

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Understanding policy conflicts with oil and gas

April 5, 2017

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Conflict is a fact of life for those of us living with oil and gas development. Though we don’t necessarily seek it out, conflict manages to find its way into our lives regardless. The conflicts are many and varied but the predominant conflicts are between: Citizens opposed to oil & gas development vs citizens in […]

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