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Erie veterinarian plans to study VOC levels in dogs

October 11, 2017

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Humans living in close proximity to oil & gas operations often notice changes in their dogs’ behavior and health before they notice or experience changes in their own minds and bodies. That’s because dogs tend to spend a lot of time outdoors which consistently exposes them to more VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than their humans. […]

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Are you breathing oil and gas pollution?

October 6, 2017

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The Methane and Waste Prevention Rule is in the news again this week. The rule went into effect during the Obama Administration in January 2017, with the compliance deadline set for January 2018. On Wednesday, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Interior Department (BLM) cannot use a provision […]

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Voices from “Fracktured Erie”

September 28, 2017

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The following Letter to the Editor by John C. Lamb* appeared recently in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. Don’t rely on establishment to protect you from fracking Recently, I sent out a request on an Erie website for people to share their stories about living with fracking in their neighborhoods. I received over […]

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Hypocrisy wins again in Garfield County

September 27, 2017

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Tuesday night the Garfield County Planning Commission approved Ursa’s Phase II applications for Battlement Mesa. The plan includes drilling 55 wells on 2 pads, one of which will be less than 500 feet from homes, plus an injection well, a temporary water storage facility, and pipelines. While it’s no surprise, there was always hope that […]

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Ursa is bribing some Battlement residents to sign a waiver

September 22, 2017

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But not all Battlement residents … Read the article in today’s Daily Sentinel: Prospect of living by the rigs BATTLEMENT MESA — Darrell and Ronde Settle stood Tuesday at the top of a hillside across the street from their mobile home and peered over the edge. “What a trip,” Darrell Settle said. “Wow,” added Ronde, […]

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CO: the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

September 20, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper labored mightily for three months and brought forth a gnat. He had promised the people, after an uncontrolled leak from an oil well had caused two deaths in a fiery explosion of a home in the bedroom community of Firestone, that it would never happen again. […]

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GarCo neglected to notice residents impacted by Ursa drilling plan

September 13, 2017

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Garfield County refuses to notify nearby residents about “one of the most dangerous drilling proposal in the State.” Ursa injection well proposal will be within 500 feet of homes — in violation of state health and safety requirements Battlement Mesa, CO — Tonight the Garfield County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on Battlement Mesa […]

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EHP sponsors webinar on injection wells

September 12, 2017

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Injection Wells 101 — Finding a place for our fracking waste Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. MDT For those of us living near oil and gas operations, injection wells are a fact of life. For oil & gas operators, wastewater (frackwater) disposal is a constant. Because recycling is not a common practice […]

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Learn how to monitor impacts during drilling and fracking

September 7, 2017

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As more and more Coloradans cope with drilling and fracking in their communities, they need tools to help them monitor the changes in air & water quality, and other environmental impacts. Today citizens can learn more about their environmental exposures than ever before. The chance to become a citizen scientist is just a click away […]

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Battlement Mesa residents need your support

September 6, 2017

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In case you haven’t heard, Battlement Mesa residents are facing a proposal from Ursa to construct an oil and gas waste injection well right next to the community’s water treatment facility. This is a big threat to their drinking water and it’s very important that the Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission hear from people […]

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