Tag Archives: chemicals

Webinar: Still Wasting Away

June 23, 2020

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One year ago, Earthworks released Still Wasting Away, a damning report about the hazards of oil and gas waste in the United States. The publication highlighted the loopholes that have allowed for the storing and transportation of potentially radioactive and toxic waste near too many homes and communities. One year later, we’re Still Wasting Away. […]

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The great divorce: The People of Colorado v. the State

April 24, 2020

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By Phil Doe When I was a boy, my dad took me and my twin sister and brothers to see the demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smoke Stack in Globeville. At the time it was among the tallest smokestacks in the world. It stood 350 feet high, with brick walls 12 feet thick. It was said […]

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Virus pauses rulemaking but not O&G operations

March 26, 2020

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On March 25, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order requiring the state’s 5.7 million residents to avoid socializing with others as well as unnecessary travel. Read the order here. Oil and gas production field operations are included in the list of critical infrastructure that remains operational. During this time when millions of residents […]

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AQCC hearing in Rifle December 10

November 25, 2019

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Save the date! Across Colorado, there are currently more than 50,000 active oil and gas wells. Every year thousands of leaks are identified and repaired, resulting in methane and other dangerous toxins polluting our air and water. Join 350 Roaring Fork and coalition partners on December 10 at the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Hearing […]

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New TEDX study identifies chemicals in frackwater

November 12, 2019

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How to prioritize chemicals of concern in oil and gas wastewater Billions of gallons of “produced water” from oil and gas operations are generated every year, including flowback from hydraulically fractured wells. Disposal of this wastewater is challenging, and current efforts to use it for crop irrigation, road de-icing, and dust suppression are cause for […]

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Polis administration complicit in disguising true health risks in CDPHE study

October 31, 2019

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By Phil Doe The Polis administration went into its finest Larry, Curly and Moe fire-drill routine last week. The cause of all the mindless helter skelter was the release of a CDPHE report first commissioned by former Governor John Hickenlooper on the potential for benzene poisoning in the fracking fields of Colorado. As many will […]

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Webinar: Beyond TEDX

October 28, 2019

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For the past 16 years, the purpose of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has been to produce and share scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with key stakeholders, and to connect people with the information they need to create a safer, healthier world. The Oil & Gas Program is an important resource for Coloradans living with […]

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Study exposes need for immediate action to protect public health

October 18, 2019

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This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published the state-funded study, Human Health Risk Assessment for Oil & Gas Operations in Colorado, which was conducted by ICF International, an environmental and health consulting company. The study uses emissions data collected by Colorado State University from 2016, and earlier to estimate what […]

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TEDX will be closing at year’s end

August 29, 2019

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For the past 16 years, the purpose of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has been to produce and share scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with key stakeholders, and to connect people with the information they need to create a safer, healthier world. The Oil & Gas Program is an important resource for Coloradans living with […]

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COGCC meetings could use a fact checker

August 22, 2019

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A crowd estimated at over 100 people showed up for the COGCC meeting on Wednesday (8/21) at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. I wasn’t able to be there because husband Tod was homebound nursing a broken fibula and couldn’t be left alone for the day. However we did listen on Zoom. As you may […]

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