March 29, 2019

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Colorado Rising Statement on SB-181 with Amendments

DENVER — On Thursday, March 28th, the Colorado House of Representatives amended and passed SB-181 to better regulate the oil and gas industry in Colorado. SB19-181:  Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations REREVISED Anne Lee Foster, Communications Director of Colorado Rising, the grassroots, citizen group behind Prop 112 said “Despite some concerning amendments, SB-181 […]

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March 28, 2019

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Remembering Theo

“The work of a woman visionary is to know the past, dream the future, and take action in the present.” Shiloh Sophia McCloud The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) share this quote with us today, in honor of the birthday of their late founder, Dr. Theo Colborn. Before any of us could see it, she wove […]

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March 26, 2019

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Commissioner Jankovsky blames Battlement air pollution on lawsuit

At the Garfield County Commissioners meeting on Monday, the results of fourth-quarter 2918 air quality monitoring tests were revealed. Delay of waste well may affect pollution levels at Ursa drill site … Morgan Hill, an environmental health specialist for the county, on Monday presented county commissioners with results of fourth-quarter 2018 testing involving Ursa’s first […]

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March 25, 2019

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New climate legislation introduced

Last Thursday legislators introduced HB19-1261, a bill to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions 90% below 2005 levels by 2050. Titled Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution, the introduction of this bill comes on heels of reported tension between the governor and House Speaker KC Becker over whether the bill should implement mandates or goals to […]

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March 22, 2019

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GWS rejects quarry expansion

Last night the Glenwood Springs City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 2019-19. Click here to read the Resolution of the City Council of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, regarding expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine, requesting the Bureau of Land Management conduct an Environmental Impact Statement Analysis. Glenwood Springs Council takes stand against quarry expansion Glenwood […]

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March 20, 2019

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SB-181: The great Colorado freak-out

Last week SB-181 practically sailed through the Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate passing one committee after another and finally the full Senate, all along party line votes. Opponents of the bill promptly freaked out with Sen. Rob Woodward (R-Loveland) howling: “There will be pain if this bill passes. People will lose their jobs, people will lose their […]

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March 18, 2019

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SB 19-181: What are the amendments doing to the bill?

By Phil Doe We genuinely applaud the legislature for advancing SB 19-181. It is what the people in the fracking fields of Colorado have been seeking for almost a decade. This bill will give them a right to participate in decisions concerning where, when, and how oil and gas development can occur in their cities […]

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March 12, 2019

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Shell urges Trump Administration to strengthen federal methane rules

Shell becomes first major oil company to directly tell EPA not to roll back existing rules; and to strengthen them Today Shell publicly urged the U.S. federal government to strengthen rules requiring the oil and gas industry to cut methane pollution. Methane, the main component of natural gas and a powerful pollutant, is leaked from […]

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March 7, 2019

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RMR resubmits quarry expansion plan with few changes

Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) is expected to resubmit their proposal today to expand the quarry in Glenwood Springs The proposal contains few changes, in spite of the BLM’s rejection of the plan last December, citing 73 areas where the plan lacked details. RMR is proposing to expand the existing 20-acre active quarry to 320 acres. […]

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March 7, 2019

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It’s beyond time for oil and gas reform

By Leslie Robinson Last Friday (3/1), a bill was introduced in the Colorado Assembly that would overhaul the way our state makes decisions about oil and gas and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. As a Western Coloradan who has lived with the impacts of the industry for over 40 years, I welcome SB-181 […]

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