May 12, 2017

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New TEDX podcast series: Fracking and Health

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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May 11, 2017

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Gov. Hickenlooper, DO NOT appeal Martinez ruling!

  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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May 10, 2017

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Victory for taxpayers and clean air!

By Emily Hornback, WCC Community Organizer Western Colorado residents cheer the survival of methane capture rule Industry failed to kill the BLM methane rule in the Senate Grand Junction — Western Colorado Congress and Citizens for Clean Air celebrated today as the clock ran out on the Senate’s ability to repeal an Obama administration rule […]

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May 2, 2017

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Fractivist Shane Davis sends warning to Boulder County commissioners

** 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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May 2, 2017

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New NRDC report finds nationwide drinking water crisis

REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans’ Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated Systems Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Decimate EPA’s Ability to Ensure Safe Tap Water, Especially Rural America WASHINGTON – 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting […]

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April 26, 2017

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Anadarko gas well targeted in Firestone house explosion investigation

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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April 24, 2017

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Lawsuit challenges Amendment 71 as unconstitutional

Today a group of plaintiffs represented by Attorney Ralph Ogden filed a lawsuit in federal court in Denver, claiming that Amendment 71 (A71) is unconstitutional. In the wake of a $3 million media-blitz campaign that was financed primarily by big oil & gas with Broncos’ GM John Elway acting as pitchman, Colorado voters passed A71 […]

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April 18, 2017

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Commissioners wobble then cave on injection well rezoning

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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April 17, 2017

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Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network

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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April 14, 2017

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Dissecting the fake-based opposition to setbacks

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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