Tag Archives: air quality

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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Community groups call on Polis to halt oil and gas permits

May 13, 2019

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Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians, and local environmental community groups notify Polis Administration of necessity to halt oil and gas permitting Public health and safety first: groups say new law requires a pause in fracking during rule making DENVER — Today Colorado Rising, a grassroots, community-led environmental group, and WildEarth Guardians, a western advocacy group enforcing […]

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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

April 22, 2019

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Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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Study: No more studies, we already know fracking impacts exist

April 16, 2019

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After studying hundreds of scientific articles about the health impacts of fracking, researchers say, “We already know these health impacts exist, and there’s already more than enough evidence for policymakers to take action.” Environmental Health Concerns From Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) The report was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health […]

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Call to action on Colorado climate action bill HB-1261

April 7, 2019

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On March 21, 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 bill passed its first hearing in the House Energy and Environment Committee on Friday night (April 5). Next it moves to the House Appropriations Committee, and then […]

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Weld residents use Earthworks’ OGI to expose illegal emissions

April 4, 2019

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Complaints result in new equipment, fines, but new evidence shows problems persist Weld County, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) found AKA Energy caused illegal air pollution from unpermitted equipment at the Speer Compressor Station in Weld County as a result of local resident complaints using Earthworks’ optical gas imaging […]

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Commissioner Jankovsky blames Battlement air pollution on lawsuit

March 26, 2019

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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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