June 22, 2017

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Big Oil in the Rocky Mountain State

The Overwhelming Tawdriness of Government in Colorado Guest post by Phil Doe* After five months of doing nothing of value, although spending millions in the furtherance thereof, the Colorado legislature closed up shop last month. The people should demand a refund for nonperformance, but instead they will have to ante up more money to pay […]

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June 13, 2017

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Gas leak discovered in De Beque home

The COGCC is investigating another gas leak in a home. This time it’s in De Beque on the West Slope. The Daily Sentinel reported that Xcel Energy noticed the leak on May 15, while surveying for possible leaks. The leak was found in the crawlspace of a home on Minter Avenue. The gas did not […]

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June 6, 2017

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Report reveals fires and explosions underreported by Colorado operators

A new report from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health shows that statistics on oil and gas fires and explosions are underreported because of the state’s lenient system of allowing operators to self-report incidents. Is reporting “significant damage”’ transparent? Assessing fire and explosion risk at oil and gas operations in the United States […]

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June 5, 2017

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Tell AG Coffman to drop the appeal

Let Attorney General Cynthia Coffman know you’re not happy that she is fighting for oil and gas rather than Colorado citizens On May 18, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman appealed a court decision in Martinez vs. the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). That case, filed by a group of Colorado youth, maintained that […]

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June 2, 2017

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Trump flips off Earth

During the same week Trump announced the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, NOAA scientists reported that the second-biggest jump in atmospheric CO2 on record occurred in 2016. Second Biggest Jump in Annual CO2 Levels Reported as Trump Leaves Paris Climate Agreement NOAA released its annual update on greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere […]

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May 26, 2017

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Leslie Weise files intent to sue against Colorado Springs

 On February 8, the Colorado Court of Appeals dismissed a contempt citation against whistleblower Leslie Weise, which had been brought up by Colorado Springs Utilities because Weise spoke with a reporter about the contents of an air quality report which was sent to her by mistake. She had originally sought the report  through a Colorado […]

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May 26, 2017

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Groups call for independent investigation into Firestone home explosion

Today more than a dozen groups representing citizens and the environment sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper calling for an “independent committee to investigate the causes of that gas explosion and determine the risks of recurrence.” The letter, written by Be The Change environmental director Phil Doe is published below. ********** May 26, 2017 Dear […]

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May 25, 2017

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Free EHP Webinar: Children and Fracking

There’s still so much we don’t know about how fracking affects our health, and that’s why it was so important that we tell the CDC: “America Needs a National Fracking Health Risk Registry!” But there is a great deal we do know about the health risks of fracking — especially as it relates to our […]

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May 18, 2017

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Hickenlooper finds political cover from AG Coffman on Martinez ruling

Hickenlooper orders halt to fight over court oil-gas ruling but AG Coffman moves ahead AG Cynthia Coffman says Martinez case profoundly changes oil and gas regulation Late Wednesday, Governor John Hicklenlooper sent an order to the Deputy Attorney General Laura Chartrand instructing state attorneys not to proceed with an appeal of the Martinez ruling. But […]

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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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