Tag Archives: air quality

Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane

August 15, 2019

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As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

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Longmont moves to lift court injunction in fracking ban

August 14, 2019

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Local control granted by SB 19-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand LONGMONT, CO — Today, Colorado Rising, on behalf of Our Longmont, filed a motion to reopen the City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) case in Boulder District Court. This is a first step to lift an injunction by […]

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The research is in: Stop fracking ASAP

August 1, 2019

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Over 1,500 reports show there’s simply no safe way to do it — and it’s harming us all every day it goes on. By Barbara Gottlieb Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should — especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Concerned […]

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New study links oil and gas activity to congenital heart defects

July 18, 2019

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Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the […]

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Silicone wristbands assess personal chemical exposure

July 11, 2019

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If you live near well pads or other oil & gas facilities you have no way of knowing what chemicals you and your family members are exposed to on a daily basis. Air quality monitoring is problematical on so many levels, with the biggest drawback being the fact that you can’t lug an air monitor […]

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TEDX podcast: What does fracking have to do with plastic? Part 2

June 21, 2019

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The plastic life cycle starts with oil and gas extraction and extends through manufacturing, consumer use, and waste management, with adverse health effects occuring at every stage. The latest TEDX podcast asks What does fracking have to do with plastic? Part 2 Episode 19: Part 2 — David Azoulay, Director of the Environmental Health Program […]

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Oppose GWS strip mine? Send emails today!

June 18, 2019

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Email BLM and Interior today! The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior. The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt […]

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TEDX podcast: What does fracking have to do with plastic?

June 11, 2019

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The connection between fossil fuel extraction, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and plastics runs deep. Each hole drilled into the ground brings up toxic chemicals that harm health and the environment at every stage of the process, from the wellhead to the refinery, from consumer goods in our homes to plastic waste that forever pollutes the earth. […]

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Pennsylvania drillers paid millions to settle health claims

June 5, 2019

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The accidental release of a Pennsylvania court document has revealed that last year Range Resources and 10 other companies agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit with three Washington County families. They claimed the gas drilling companies’ activities contaminated their land and water and made them sick, according to a court document obtained […]

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Spring and COGCC off to rocky start

May 22, 2019

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It’s almost metaphorical the way winter won’t let go of its grip on Colorado and neither will the oil and gas industry. On the same day a spring snowstorm bludgeoned the state with frigid temps and record snowfall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) held its first regular meeting under SB-181. Folks seemed […]

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