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Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane

August 15, 2019

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As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

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New study links oil and gas activity to congenital heart defects

July 18, 2019

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Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the […]

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Silicone wristbands assess personal chemical exposure

July 11, 2019

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If you live near well pads or other oil & gas facilities you have no way of knowing what chemicals you and your family members are exposed to on a daily basis. Air quality monitoring is problematical on so many levels, with the biggest drawback being the fact that you can’t lug an air monitor […]

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Report: Still Wasting Away

June 18, 2019

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As Toxic Oil & Gas Waste Streams Increase, Industry Pushes for Even Less Regulation Research suggests volume of fracking waste containing undisclosed chemicals will grow for decades Washington, DC — Today, Earthworks released Still Wasting Away, an investigation of waste from oil and gas drilling and fracking. The report found that major loopholes in waste […]

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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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