Tag Archives: environment

Controlled cattail burn story on KDNK

February 26, 2015

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On Wednesday after the controlled cattail burn in Silt was cancelled, I agreed to an interview with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Marsh also interviewed Mayor Rick Aluise. So for the first time since the Town of Silt announced the proposed controlled cattail burn you will hear some of the reasons behind it from Mr. Mayor […]

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Controlled cattail burn to proceed — town will take no more questions

February 24, 2015

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This afternoon about 3:00 p.m. while I was out walking my dogs, Silt Police Chief Levy Burris left a message on my answering machine. Burris said that the test burn went as planned today and the controlled cattail burn will proceed Wednesday — tomorrow — as planned. Burris described this schedule: 10:00 a.m. — Briefing […]

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Controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday – or not

February 24, 2015

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According to the update at Monday’s SiltBOTs meeting, the controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday, February 25. From noon to 4:00 p.m., one lane of I-70 westbound will be shut down and Hwy 6 (Main Street) will also be closed. Firefighters from Colorado River Fire Rescue will start a test burn at noon Tuesday […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 707

February 11, 2015

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Click here for a larger version of the map. An article in Monday’s Daily Sentinel reported that last September the EPA lifted the enforcement order that had required Williams to take actions to keep the underground plume (hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater) from contaminating Parachute Creek. According to the letter, the EPA had “determined that the threat […]

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BOCC expects Oregon to sacrifice environment to support GarCo economy

February 4, 2015

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Garfield County is ranked among the top five oil-and-gas-rich counties in Colorado. Donning that emperor’s cloak of entitlement granted by such a distinction, whether it’s water rights or greater sage grouse, the GarCo commissioners have never hesitated to assert their illusion of power to state and federal officials. Now they are reaching beyond state lines […]

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Task force fails to address setbacks

February 3, 2015

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Last August, Governor John Hickenlooper and Congressman Jared Polis met in secret to horse trade the democratic ballot initiative process. In the back room deal, Polis agreed to pull the plug on two ballot measures he supported in exchange for the formation of a 21-member Blue Ribbon Task Force handpicked by the Governor. Initiative 88 […]

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Another Crazy Day in the Colorado Fracking Wars

January 30, 2015

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Thursday’s Denver Post contained a report on a town meeting in Erie, Colorado. A rapidly growing bedroom community of Denver, it has a population of around 18,000 people. The town meeting, like many in this state, was about fracking and citizen unease concerning its impacts on their health. The event […]

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BREAKING: Groups call for task force Co-Chair’s resignation

January 14, 2015

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Today a coalition of grassroots organizations asked for the resignation of Co-Chair Randy Cleveland from Governor Hickenlooper’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on fracking. This Task Force was established so U.S. Representative Jared Polis could gracefully strike from the 2014 state ballot two initiatives he had financed. One would have required 2000-foot setbacks from homes, the […]

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West Slope Way is the mafia way

December 11, 2014

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I had a feeling that the oil & gas task force meeting in Rifle on Wednesday would turn into an industry love fest. And boy howdy did it ever. Activists in Rifle make feelings known on energy’s ‘West Slope Way’ [subscribers only] … Officials from several Western Slope counties spoke of the use of energy […]

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Join the rally at the task force meeting in Rifle

December 7, 2014

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Colorado citizens need meaningful policy recommendations to come from this task force. Our state has a responsibility to make sure that oil and gas development is done in a way that protects communities and public health. This Task Force has a responsibility to take into account the concerns and voices of Colorado citizens in making […]

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