Tag Archives: COGCC

Put setbacks on the ballot!

June 26, 2020

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Grassroots citizens launch ballot initiative to protect Coloradans from fracking Common sense setbacks to keep schools, homes, and waterways safe and healthy Safe & Healthy Colorado is a dedicated group of volunteers and grassroots organizations who are working to protecting the health and safety of all Coloradans from dangerous oil and gas development. From mothers […]

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Governor Polis announces COGCC appointments

June 22, 2020

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Denver — Gov. Polis today announced new appointments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Last year, the Governor signed the landmark SB19-181, which transitions the commission from 9 appointees to a professional 5-member commission. “This landmark law protects health and safety and our environment while ensuring local governments and Coloradans have a voice […]

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Bella Romero supporters ask state to shut down fracking wells

June 22, 2020

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Educators and parents submit petition to Gov. Jared Polis to shut down fracking site at Bella Romero Academy Community members deliver over 1,000 signatures to the Governor on Father’s Day Greeley, CO — At the end of a school day in March, mothers, teachers, and community members collected signatures from parents at Bella Romero Academy […]

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State must halt Extraction permits amid bankruptcy

June 16, 2020

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Colorado Rising’s litigation efforts continue to halt permit applications, keeping oil and gas in check Denver, CO — At midnight on June 15, 2020, Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After multiple lawsuits filed by CO Rising against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding XOG’s financials, this does […]

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Garfield County should embrace oil and gas regulation protections

May 27, 2020

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By Leslie Robinson It is challenging to be a citizen activist leading the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, which is a grassroots group in western Garfield County involved with mitigating impacts from residential oil and gas development in neighborhoods like Battlement Mesa. As commissioners Mike Samson, John Martin and Tom Jankovsky are curious idolizers of the […]

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Did March methane spike originate from Stamp well workover?

May 6, 2020

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By Karen Dike I was dismayed when I was sent an article published on Saturday, April 25, in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times Call. The article retracted an earlier story regarding the air monitoring station at Union Reservoir. The retraction article stated it was pulled because factually incorrect statements were made. The earlier […]

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Action alert: We need strong protections now!

April 28, 2020

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On Wednesday, April 29, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is meeting to decide how and when to proceed with a critical decision-making process for new rules governing oil and gas development in our state. These new rules, mandated by the Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations Act (SB-181), have been fought […]

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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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State levels record $18.25M fine for Firestone home explosion

April 13, 2020

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Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission approves $18.25 million penalty for Firestone tragedy April 17, 2020 is the 3-year commemoration The funds will be used for projects that will increase public protections Denver — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today announced it has approved the $18.25 million penalty against Kerr-McGee, a subsidiary […]

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Broomfield challenges SB181’s public health priority

April 2, 2020

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE On Wednesday, April 8, the City of Broomfield reluctantly voted not to impose an emergency Public Health order to prevent Extraction Oil & Gas from conducting flowback operations while Governor Polis’ stay-at-home remains in place. They made this decision because they were advised by counsel that subsequent lawsuits would make the order […]

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