Tag Archives: environment

Lawsuit challenges BLM drilling permits on West Slope

April 27, 2018

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Lawsuit Targets Federal Shell Game Hiding Fracking’s Harm to Colorado Communities, Wildlife DENVER— Conservation groups on Thursday sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management for approving new leases to allow fracking on more than 45,000 acres in western Colorado, including within communities and within a half-mile of a K-12 public school, […]

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Public meeting on O&G emissions set for April in Rifle

March 26, 2018

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Public meeting: Oil and gas hydrocarbon emission reduction efforts The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) is holding a public meeting to discuss and take comments concerning the 2018-2019 oil and gas statewide hydrocarbon emissions stakeholder process. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garfield County Sheriff’s […]

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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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Colorado Supreme Court must uphold Martinez ruling

March 5, 2018

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Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* The Back Story On January 29, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that it will hear the appeal of Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The case stems from a 2013 request by six young people, including Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Boulder, who wanted state regulators […]

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Colorado Politics Redux: The Great Treachery Found in Little Things

December 11, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Little things may not matter the most, but they can certainly be used to measure the truth of bigger things, such as the so-called defining statements of politicians. For example Trump vowed to empty the swamp. But with unwavering ferocity, he has made the swamp a vast sea of self-dealing […]

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West Slope oil and gas producers facing extinction

November 9, 2017

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Living with oil & gas, we are regularly subjected to industry propaganda. The Denver Post is notorious for featuring articles that read more like infomercials for the oil & gas industry than actual news. The latest was emblazoned with this seductive headline: Western Colorado natural gas drilling may never boom again. The article was published […]

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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”

November 7, 2017

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Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […]

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Clean Power Plan repeal proposed by Trump puppet Pruitt

October 12, 2017

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This week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The proposed rule, if implemented, would put an end to the Obama Administration’s successful and cost-effective program to reduce carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants. A plan that is already preventing thousands of deaths and many more childhood asthma […]

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Voices from “Fracktured Erie”

September 28, 2017

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The following Letter to the Editor by John C. Lamb* appeared recently in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. Don’t rely on establishment to protect you from fracking Recently, I sent out a request on an Erie website for people to share their stories about living with fracking in their neighborhoods. I received over […]

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CO: the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

September 20, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper labored mightily for three months and brought forth a gnat. He had promised the people, after an uncontrolled leak from an oil well had caused two deaths in a fiery explosion of a home in the bedroom community of Firestone, that it would never happen again. […]

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