Tag Archives: Anadarko

Just another whitewash

November 11, 2019

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The federal investigation of the Firestone home explosion By Phil Doe After more than two and one half years of delays and excuses the National Transportation Safety Board issued a report last month on the Firestone gas explosion that killed Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin, seriously burned Erin Martinez, and traumatized their children. Mark was […]

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The bad news about SB 181

August 30, 2019

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What could have been, should have been, but isn’t By Phil Doe The many citizens who believe Governor Jared Polis is slow-walking implementation of the new Colorado oil and gas law, Senate Bill 181, were served no surprise the other night at a meeting in Thornton. These citizens now know with certainty Polis will not […]

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Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

December 29, 2018

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Guest post by Phil Doe* If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s […]

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Bloody but unbowed Initiative 97 rages on

August 2, 2018

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*Updated August 3 with links to stories on KDNK and KGNU below As the August 6 deadline for signatures looms over Initiative 97, the more than 550 volunteers are gearing up for a final statewide effort this weekend. Meanwhile the oil & gas industry has pulled out all their dirty tricks to stop to them. […]

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Oil and gas industry group linked to Initiative 97 harassment

July 26, 2018

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At a press conference today at the State Capitol supporters of Initiative 97, which favors 2500-foot setbacks for new oil & gas facilities, vowed to fight on as they contend with their own setbacks. Colorado Rising organizers called the presser to unpack the breaking news that Direct Action Partners, one of the six companies hired […]

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Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

May 29, 2018

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Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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Time to pull the plug on CRED newspeak

May 9, 2018

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There is something so satisfying about oil & gas industry types eating their own. This week The Colorado Independent published an exposé on the sins of Anadarko. After it was determined that Anadarko’s uncapped flowline was the cause of last year’s tragic Firestone home explosion, shareholders filed a lawsuit accusing Anadarko of withholding vital information […]

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Big Oil in the Rocky Mountain State

June 22, 2017

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The Overwhelming Tawdriness of Government in Colorado Guest post by Phil Doe* After five months of doing nothing of value, although spending millions in the furtherance thereof, the Colorado legislature closed up shop last month. The people should demand a refund for nonperformance, but instead they will have to ante up more money to pay […]

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Report reveals fires and explosions underreported by Colorado operators

June 6, 2017

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A new report from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health shows that statistics on oil and gas fires and explosions are underreported because of the state’s lenient system of allowing operators to self-report incidents. Is reporting “significant damage”’ transparent? Assessing fire and explosion risk at oil and gas operations in the United States […]

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Groups call for independent investigation into Firestone home explosion

May 26, 2017

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Today more than a dozen groups representing citizens and the environment sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper calling for an “independent committee to investigate the causes of that gas explosion and determine the risks of recurrence.” The letter, written by Be The Change environmental director Phil Doe is published below. ********** May 26, 2017 Dear […]

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