Tag Archives: chemicals

Remembering Theo

March 28, 2019

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“The work of a woman visionary is to know the past, dream the future, and take action in the present.” Shiloh Sophia McCloud The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) share this quote with us today, in honor of the birthday of their late founder, Dr. Theo Colborn. Before any of us could see it, she wove […]

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Is Drilling and Fracking Waste on Your Sidewalk or in Your Pool?

February 25, 2019

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Oil and gas waste, which is exempt from hazardous waste rules, is commonly used in commercial applications By Melissa Troutman, Truthout They’ve spread it on roads. They’ve irrigated almond farms and fruit groves with it. The oil and gas industry’s liquid waste has been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes over the […]

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TEDX podcast: How does fracking contribute to ozone pollution?

February 20, 2019

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Colorado oil & gas production has more than doubled since 2000. The Denver Metro area has exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone since 2004. Ozone forms in the atmosphere through a series of chemical reactions involving volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Despite efforts to regulate ozone pollution, levels in […]

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TEDX podcast: Unconventional vs conventional oil and gas extraction: what’s the difference?

December 10, 2018

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Think you know everything there is to know about fracking? Think again. In the past 4 years the oil & gas industry has learned how to maximize profits and minimize costs by scaling up. As a result, fracking one well now consumes 10 to 20 million gallons of water, 10,000 tons of sand, plus more […]

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COGCC takes on school setbacks

December 7, 2018

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This month the COGCC will take up a rulemaking on school setbacks. Click here to see the Final Draft School Setbacks Rules. The hearing schedule for school setbacks: Tuesday, December 18 9:30 a.m. Wasatch Hearing Room COGCC Main Office: 1120 Lincoln St. (8th Floor) Denver, CO The sign up will begin on December 12. Take […]

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TEDX webinar discusses impact of O&G chemicals on metabolism

September 20, 2018

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Metabolic Disrupting Potential of Unconventional Oil and Gas Operation Chemicals and Mixtures Research has shown hormone disruption in mice exposed during pregnancy to a mixture of common fracking chemicals at likely environmentally relevant concentrations:   Developmental Exposure to a Mixture of 23 Chemicals Associated With Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations Alters the Immune System of […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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Join Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project

July 17, 2018

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Oil and gas pollution can cause health problems for nearby communities ranging from asthma and nosebleeds to increased risk of cancer. It also releases large volumes of methane, a potent climate pollutant 86 times worse for climate than carbon dioxide. Do you live near an oil & gas facility and suffer from invisible pollution? You […]

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TEDX study links fracking pollution to health impacts via EDCs

March 21, 2018

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It’s all about endocrine disrupting chemicals — EDCs. Today researchers at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study unequivocally linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. The new study provides evidence that now confirms the presence of endocrine active chemicals near unconventional oil and gas (UOG) production sites through researchers’ recently published evaluation […]

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TEDX podcast: Science of fracking and hormone disruption

March 20, 2018

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The latest TEDX podcast asks: What is the latest science on fracking and hormone disruption? Episode 7:  Dr. Susan Nagel, Associate Professor and Director of the Research Success Center in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Missouri, discusses the science on health effects from prenatal exposure to fracking chemicals, […]

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