November 7, 2017

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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”

Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […]

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November 6, 2017

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Join BCC for a special Community Info Night

A fracking wastewater well in Battlement Mesa? Not on our watch! Two years ago, Battlement Mesa citizens mobilized to oppose two proposed industrial oil and gas developments in our community — winning some of the most robust safety protections and drilling rules anywhere in Colorado. Now, Ursa Resources is proposing to construct two new pads […]

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October 31, 2017

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COGCC rejects Ursa’s proposal that county planners already approved

Updated 11/1/17 – 4:05 p.m. Catch up on the latest news about this story with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh: Ursa Battlement Mesa Drilling Permit Rejected  Ursa Resources is in the process of refiling their proposal to drill near Tamarisk Village mobile home park after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rejected the application […]

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October 20, 2017

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New ozone pollution regs will not apply statewide

Updated 10/22/17 8:35 p.m. Late Friday night, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) passed new state regulations to restrict air pollution from oil and gas development and to require increased monitoring for leaks. These regulations were a positive step forward in addressing Front Range ozone pollution but will not apply to the rest of […]

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October 16, 2017

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AQCC public hearing on October 19

The Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is in the process of revising Colorado’s 2014 oil & gas regulations that control methane emissions to meet new EPA recommendations to control ozone pollution. The proposed revisions would reduce hydrocarbon emissions in the Denver Metro Area and Front Range. Even though the current proposal does not include the […]

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October 12, 2017

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Clean Power Plan repeal proposed by Trump puppet Pruitt

This week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The proposed rule, if implemented, would put an end to the Obama Administration’s successful and cost-effective program to reduce carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants. A plan that is already preventing thousands of deaths and many more childhood asthma […]

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October 11, 2017

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Erie veterinarian plans to study VOC levels in dogs

Humans living in close proximity to oil & gas operations often notice changes in their dogs’ behavior and health before they notice or experience changes in their own minds and bodies. That’s because dogs tend to spend a lot of time outdoors which consistently exposes them to more VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than their humans. […]

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October 6, 2017

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Are you breathing oil and gas pollution?

The Methane and Waste Prevention Rule is in the news again this week. The rule went into effect during the Obama Administration in January 2017, with the compliance deadline set for January 2018. On Wednesday, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Interior Department (BLM) cannot use a provision […]

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October 2, 2017

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What’s in your water?

The tap water in our homes comes from either surface water or groundwater. Public water systems provide treated water from surface and groundwater for public use. Groundwater is the source for private wells. How do you know if the water in your home is safe to drink? Owners of private wells and other individual water […]

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September 28, 2017

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Voices from “Fracktured Erie”

The following Letter to the Editor by John C. Lamb* appeared recently in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. Don’t rely on establishment to protect you from fracking Recently, I sent out a request on an Erie website for people to share their stories about living with fracking in their neighborhoods. I received over […]

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