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TEDX podcast: What do biocides have to do with fracking?

January 17, 2019

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Biocides are used in all stages of oil & gas development, from the initial drilling of the wells to the production phase, and in all aspects of the maintenance at the well pad, including storage of oil & gas. In December 2014, a Colorado State University-led research team completed a comprehensive review of the environmental […]

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Oil Change International report: O&G expansion will unleash climate pollution

January 16, 2019

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Report: U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Threatens to Unleash Climate Pollution Equivalent to nearly 1,000 Coal Plants Groups outline five-point ‘checklist’ for U.S. politicians to show real leadership towards a rapid and just phase-out of fossil fuels The U.S. oil and gas industry has the potential to unleash the largest burst of new carbon emissions […]

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COGCC approves “worst drilling application” in state

January 16, 2019

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Last Friday, January 11, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that a decision in the Martinez case would be announced on Monday, January 14. In an odd coincidence, on Friday the COGCC approved Ursa’s controversial BMC A Pad. The A Pad is part of the second phase of oil and gas development in Battlement Mesa, a […]

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Colorado Rising won’t fade into sagebrush in 2019

January 2, 2019

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DENVER — Colorado Rising, the group behind Proposition 112, today announced the hiring of civil rights attorney and former state representative, Joseph Salazar, as Executive Director of the organization. Joe has been a longtime advocate for communities in the fight against oil and gas. During his tenure as a state representative, Joe introduced important and […]

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Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

December 29, 2018

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Guest post by Phil Doe* If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s […]

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CSPH study shows link between cardiovascular disease and fracking

December 11, 2018

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Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of disease are greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity By David Kelly Communications Director, University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) have found a possible […]

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TEDX podcast: Unconventional vs conventional oil and gas extraction: what’s the difference?

December 10, 2018

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Think you know everything there is to know about fracking? Think again. In the past 4 years the oil & gas industry has learned how to maximize profits and minimize costs by scaling up. As a result, fracking one well now consumes 10 to 20 million gallons of water, 10,000 tons of sand, plus more […]

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COGCC takes on school setbacks

December 7, 2018

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This month the COGCC will take up a rulemaking on school setbacks. Click here to see the Final Draft School Setbacks Rules. The hearing schedule for school setbacks: Tuesday, December 18 9:30 a.m. Wasatch Hearing Room COGCC Main Office: 1120 Lincoln St. (8th Floor) Denver, CO The sign up will begin on December 12. Take […]

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TEDX podcast: What social stressors exist in communities impacted by fracking?

November 15, 2018

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Drilling permits applied for Standley Lake. Permit applications withdrawn. Drilling permits applied for Rocky Flats. Two of three permit applications withdrawn. One application remains active. All of that happening during the past 4 weeks. It’s enough to drive you crazy. And in fact, sometimes it does. Are you feeling post-election letdown, burnout, uncertainty, anxiety, powerlessness, […]

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Stop fracking at Rocky Flats

November 12, 2018

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** November 15, 2018 ** **BREAKING: Highlands Withdraws All Rocky Flats Permits ** November 13, 2018:  The Town of Superior CO., has been informed by the Highlands Natural Resources Corporation that they are withdrawing all applications for the Superior site including drilling and spacing permits.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) website reflects […]

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