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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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Free speech and Thompson Divide win the week

June 22, 2018

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On Wednesday, a Delta County judge dismissed an SG Interests lawsuit against Pete Kolbenschlag. The company filed suit in February 2017, in response to a comment Kolbenschlag posted to an article at the Glenwood Post Independent website in November 2016. The article was about a BLM decision that had cancelled 25 oil & gas leases […]

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Groundbreaking study confirms methane emissions higher than reported

June 21, 2018

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New study finds U.S. oil and gas methane emissions are 60 percent higher than EPA reports (WASHINGTON, D.C.) A study available today in the journal Science finds that the U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year — nearly 60 percent more than currently estimated by […]

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Can natural gas elevate people from poverty?

June 12, 2018

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Guest post by Bob Arrington, PE* The Garfield County Energy Advisory Board met last Thursday night (6/7/18) with guest speaker David Ludlum, Executive Director, Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA), giving an address on The Western States Rural Natural Gas Initiative. Ludlam declared, “By promoting new markets for Utah and Colorado Shale Gas, […]

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TEDX podcast: How did the state of Maryland ban fracking?

June 5, 2018

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On April 4, 2017, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill that banned fracking in the state. Maryland is only the second state in the country to ban fracking, after New York established a similar ban in 2015. The passage of the legislation and Hogan’s signature was the culmination of a six-year long campaign […]

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The sky is pink

May 23, 2018

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It’s that time of year when Garfield County and the Colorado Dept of Health and the Environment tell us the sky is pink. You might want to review Josh Fox’s short film The Sky is Pink as refresher course for this current gaslighting episode. Report: Air near drilling is clean Air pollution levels near Ursa […]

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How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil & Gas

May 14, 2018

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Webinar: How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil & Gas When an oi & gas company comes to town, the public process can be overwhelming. Sometimes we hear about well pads or other projects after the opportunity for public comment has passed. Oil & gas companies often fast-track the process or present a project […]

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Fracking the immune system

May 1, 2018

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Note from Peggy: Thanks to Phil Doe for alerting me to this study just released today. At long last here is a study that I can point to and say, “This is what happened to me.” In 2014, I suffered from recurring upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections in my intestines. My urine was tested […]

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