Tag Archives: Colorado

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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Oppose GWS strip mine? Send emails today!

June 18, 2019

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Email BLM and Interior today! The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior. The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt […]

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Spring and COGCC off to rocky start

May 22, 2019

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It’s almost metaphorical the way winter won’t let go of its grip on Colorado and neither will the oil and gas industry. On the same day a spring snowstorm bludgeoned the state with frigid temps and record snowfall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) held its first regular meeting under SB-181. Folks seemed […]

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Community groups call on Polis to halt oil and gas permits

May 13, 2019

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Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians, and local environmental community groups notify Polis Administration of necessity to halt oil and gas permitting Public health and safety first: groups say new law requires a pause in fracking during rule making DENVER — Today Colorado Rising, a grassroots, community-led environmental group, and WildEarth Guardians, a western advocacy group enforcing […]

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Jordan Cove still not a thing

May 10, 2019

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This was a bad week for Jordan Cove, which I must remind you is still not a thing. On Monday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a letter denying a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG project. The DEQ announced in a press release that Jordan Cove doesn’t meet […]

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New rules

May 9, 2019

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The First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly adjourned on May 3, with a backlog of bills awaiting passage. With an historic number of bills in the works this year it’s been hard to keep track. And it’s not easy to find information in the media on the status of each bill. So I […]

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SLAPP suits threaten free speech

April 30, 2019

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By Pete Kolbenschlag The public lands rise above where I live, from the town and from the orchards, farms, ranches and wineries for which the North Fork Valley is known. I have long been involved in the shared work here to build a vibrant community and to support our transition to a diverse economy no […]

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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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Submit comments for COGCC Draft Objective Criteria

April 23, 2019

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Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181 into law on April 16. The law ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. SB 19-181’s amendments to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (“Act”) are effective as of […]

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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

April 22, 2019

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Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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