Tag Archives: air quality

Arctic climate research imperiled

June 23, 2020

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University of Colorado scientists targeted by oil industry removed Washington, DC — Significant scientific data collection on atmospheric conditions in the Arctic and around the globe is ending because the University of Colorado abruptly removed the researchers doing the work, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, years of continuous readings […]

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Bella Romero supporters ask state to shut down fracking wells

June 22, 2020

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Educators and parents submit petition to Gov. Jared Polis to shut down fracking site at Bella Romero Academy Community members deliver over 1,000 signatures to the Governor on Father’s Day Greeley, CO — At the end of a school day in March, mothers, teachers, and community members collected signatures from parents at Bella Romero Academy […]

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PEER leads call for independent investigation into Helmig firing

June 8, 2020

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University of Colorado must address climate science censorship The University of Colorado–Boulder Faculty should pursue an independent investigation into the University of Colorado’s dismissal of world-renowned climate scientist, Dr. Detlev Helmig, according to a letter sent today by three national government watchdog organizations: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund […]

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Garfield County should embrace oil and gas regulation protections

May 27, 2020

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By Leslie Robinson It is challenging to be a citizen activist leading the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, which is a grassroots group in western Garfield County involved with mitigating impacts from residential oil and gas development in neighborhoods like Battlement Mesa. As commissioners Mike Samson, John Martin and Tom Jankovsky are curious idolizers of the […]

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GarCo will intervene in GSCA suit against BLM

May 26, 2020

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The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is pleased to report four positive actions in support of their efforts: two court case interventions, approval of new mining standards in Garfield County, and their challenge to BLM’s refusal to release key documents related to RMI. Read more about it here. Garfield County seeks to intervene in GSCA’s […]

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Commissioners support energy companies over public health

May 14, 2020

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The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of the Air report, which outlines threats posed by unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution in counties and cities across the country. Ground level ozone is a real problem in Colorado, even on the Western Slope. For instance, Garfield County received a grade of “C” […]

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There is something rotten in the Republic of Boulder — and it smells all the way to Denmark

May 8, 2020

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By Phil Doe After 25 years of acclaimed atmospheric research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Detlev Helmig was summarily fired in April. The firing was delivered by a video call that took less than 30 minutes. In less than an hour after he was first notified that the university was dissatisfied with his efforts […]

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Did March methane spike originate from Stamp well workover?

May 6, 2020

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By Karen Dike I was dismayed when I was sent an article published on Saturday, April 25, in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times Call. The article retracted an earlier story regarding the air monitoring station at Union Reservoir. The retraction article stated it was pulled because factually incorrect statements were made. The earlier […]

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Dr. Detlev Helmig fired for exposing brown cloud

April 30, 2020

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The oil & gas industry may have been brought to its collective knees this month in the marketplace but they are definitely running the show in Colorado. On April 17, a breaking news report appeared at the Western Energy Alliance website, Western Wire that the University of Colorado Boulder had dismissed Dr. Detlev Helmig after […]

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Action alert: We need strong protections now!

April 28, 2020

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On Wednesday, April 29, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is meeting to decide how and when to proceed with a critical decision-making process for new rules governing oil and gas development in our state. These new rules, mandated by the Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations Act (SB-181), have been fought […]

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