Tag Archives: Colorado

Whatever happened to widespread testing?

June 2, 2020

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Without widespread testing, we are doomed to repeated outbreaks Published in the Post Independent today Since we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic I had hoped, foolishly I suppose, that as Colorado re-opened the emphasis would be on public health. Unfortunately that’s not the case. A City Market in Breckenridge now has 19 […]

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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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GarCo will intervene in GSCA suit against BLM

May 26, 2020

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The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is pleased to report four positive actions in support of their efforts: two court case interventions, approval of new mining standards in Garfield County, and their challenge to BLM’s refusal to release key documents related to RMI. Read more about it here. Garfield County seeks to intervene in GSCA’s […]

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Commissioners support energy companies over public health

May 14, 2020

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The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of the Air report, which outlines threats posed by unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution in counties and cities across the country. Ground level ozone is a real problem in Colorado, even on the Western Slope. For instance, Garfield County received a grade of “C” […]

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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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Dr. Detlev Helmig fired for exposing brown cloud

April 30, 2020

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The oil & gas industry may have been brought to its collective knees this month in the marketplace but they are definitely running the show in Colorado. On April 17, a breaking news report appeared at the Western Energy Alliance website, Western Wire that the University of Colorado Boulder had dismissed Dr. Detlev Helmig after […]

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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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Oil and gas industry is exploiting a crisis

April 21, 2020

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By Harv Teitelbaum* These are difficult times. Most of us are sacrificing to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from COVID-19. Unfortunately, there are others who are using this crisis as cover to further their own exploitative agendas. According to Associated Press reports, the oil and gas industry approached the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking […]

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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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