June 5, 2018

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

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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May 29, 2018

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Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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May 23, 2018

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The sky is pink

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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May 14, 2018

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How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil & Gas

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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May 9, 2018

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Time to pull the plug on CRED newspeak

There is something so satisfying about oil & gas industry types eating their own. This week The Colorado Independent published an exposé on the sins of Anadarko. After it was determined that Anadarko’s uncapped flowline was the cause of last year’s tragic Firestone home explosion, shareholders filed a lawsuit accusing Anadarko of withholding vital information […]

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May 1, 2018

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Fracking the immune system

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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April 27, 2018

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Lawsuit challenges BLM drilling permits on West Slope

Lawsuit Targets Federal Shell Game Hiding Fracking’s Harm to Colorado Communities, Wildlife DENVER— Conservation groups on Thursday sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management for approving new leases to allow fracking on more than 45,000 acres in western Colorado, including within communities and within a half-mile of a K-12 public school, […]

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April 25, 2018

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How to bring FLIR camera to your community

Last year Earthworks created over 250 videos documenting fracking pollution around the U.S. Through the Community Empowerment Project, Earthworks brings their FLIR Gasfinder 320 Optical Gas Imaging Camera to people living with oil & gas in their backyard. Earthworks and Halt the Harm Network teamed up for this enlightening new webinar: Using FLIR Cameras to […]

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April 23, 2018

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TEDX webinar focuses on recent study

In March, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. Exploring the endocrine activity of air pollutants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction Many chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas (UOG) activity are endocrine disruptors, including chemicals introduced during drilling and fracking as well as […]

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April 19, 2018

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Waiting for good air

I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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